Dr. George Rappard Takes Lead in New Minimally Invasive Surgery Trial

Written by Carrie Pallardy | March 27, 2013 | Print  |
George Rappard, MD, founder of the Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, is serving as the principal investigator of a clinical trial studying the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion as a minimally invasive alternative for back pain treatment.DIAM is designed to act as a shock absorber and function as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional spinal fusion.

Medtronic, a Minneapolis-based medical technology company, is sponsoring the clinical trial.

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