Disc Motion Technologies announced today that the implantation of the Inlign™ MLH system, the World’s first posteriorly implanted multi-level hybrid system was successfully implanted in a 67 year old patient in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. The Inlign™ MLH system consists of an posteriorly implanted artificial disc and a motion preserving rod that provides motion at the level that has received the artificial disc and provides rigid stabilization for an adjacent level that received a posteriorly implanted fusion device.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been able to so quickly answer the surgeons requests for this type of implant. The Inlign™ MLH addresses a common problem for back patients. Many times a patient will have a lumbar disc level that has progressed to the point that a fusion at that level is necessary, but the adjacent levels have not. The Inlign™ MLH is the solution,” said Andy Greenberg, President and CEO of Disc Motion Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Tai Friesem completed the first procedure using the Inlign™ MLH on May 5th. The 67-year-old patient had a previous lumbar spine procedure that used interspinous devices, which had not relieved the symptoms from spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease from L3-L5. The patient had a short hospital stay and is doing extremely well.
Disc Motion Technologies, a global spinal implant company, offering a line of motion preserving posteriorly implanted devices for the lumbar spine. Disc Motion Technologies products are distributed throughout the world by leading distributors. For more information about Disc Motion Technologies, please visit www.discmotion.com
Source: Disc Motion Technologies