September 27, 2007 — minSURG Corp. recently announced that over 1,750 patients have received the TruFUSE posterior fusion procedure since its introduction last year.
TruFUSE, one of the first intermediate surgical solutions to treat intractable back pain, uses two small cork-shaped dowels made of human bone, called allografts, to stabilize vertebrae, and is used mostly in the lower, or lumbar, spine.
The dowels are inserted using an entirely percutaneous or minimally invasive, minimally destructive technique between facet joints in the back to stop movement and pain. The TruFUSE technique is one of the first intermediate surgical options to fill the large void between traditional non-surgical back pain management and major spine fusion surgery. Two dowels are used to fuse one vertebra.
TruFUSE is used to treat a variety of back problems, including augmentation of other procedures, for any location from C2-C3 to L5-S1. Compared to many existing methods, TruFUSE is reportedly less invasive, less destructive, less complicated, less expensive and subjects the patients to relatively minimal risk.
For more information: www.trufuse.com