Researchers will present findings from a clinical U.S. study on Implanet's JAZZ technology for adult spinal deformity surgery.
Here are five insights:
1. H. Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD, will deliver the preservation at the 2017 North American Spine Society annual meeting in Orlando Oct. 26. Dr. Farhadi serves as chief of the degenerative and deformity spine division and director of the spinal surgery fellowship program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
2. The study is titled: "Prospective Assessment of Early Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Following Sublaminar Band Placement for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Prophylaxis in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery."
3. In a press release, Dr. Farhadi reported positive one-year follow-up results. He noted the proximal junctional sublaminar banding is proving safe and is not boosting proximal junctional kyphosis after long-segment adult spinal deformity surgeries.
4. Researchers have discovered no proximal junctional failure in any of the 60-plus enrolled patients.
5. The JAZZ implant is intended to treat spine pathologies resulting in vertebral fusion.