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Zyga announces 100th patient enrollee in SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion study — 4 observations Featured

Written by  Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:01
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Minnetonka, Minn.-based Zyga announced the enrollment of the 100th patient in its SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion study.

Here are four things to know:

 

1. The 40-site trial will include 250 patients.

 

2. Researchers aim to evaluate how SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion impacts patients' long-term fusion and pain reduction.

 

3. Orthopedic surgeon Antoine G. Tohmeh, MD, of Spokane, Wash.-based Deaconess Hospital performed the 100th operation.

 

4. Zyga recently announced the positive results of a 19-patient study on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion surgery with decortication.

 

Dr. Tohmeh said, "Spine surgeons know that any metal implant will weaken over time. To ensure that a patient's clinical benefit lasts, a true fusion, including decortication, bone grafting and fixation, is critical."

 

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