June 29, 2006 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: AxiaLIF -- The Least Invasive Solution for Lumbar Fusion

Live Webcast June 29, 2006 at 3:00 PM EDT (19:00 UTC) From Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2006 -- Join Dr. Isador Lieberman from The Cleveland Clinic in a live surgery presentation of the AxiaLIF® system on The AxiaLIF® system is the least invasive solution to lumbar fusion, and dramatically reduces patient recovery time in comparison to traditional lumbar fusion procedures.

TranS1® has pioneered a revolutionary approach to access the lumbar spine. The AxiaLIF® system includes surgical instrumentation for creating a reproducible pre-sacral access route to the L5-S1 vertebral bodies. The AxiaLIF® system features instrumentation to enable standard of care fusion principles, distraction, and stabilization of the anterior lumbar column while mitigating the soft tissue trauma associated with traditional lumbar fusions through open surgical incisions.

"The para coccygeal axial approach to the spine as developed by TranS1® allows for what is unquestionably the least invasive access to the L5-S1 level of the spine," stated Isador Lieberman, M.D., Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute. "I expect that this approach will foster multiple therapeutic modalities including fusion, disc replacement and biologic reconstitution of the degenerate spine."

Using AxiaLIF®, the lumbar spine is accessed through a small incision adjacent to the sacral bone. This atraumatic tissue plane alleviates the need for the surgeon to cut through soft tissue, muscles and ligaments, thus lessening patient pain and the likelihood of complications. This minimally invasive approach allows patients to be discharged from the hospital the day after surgery, and on average return to work in 15 days. This is a dramatic reduction in hospital lengths of stay, which can otherwise run three to four nights, followed by a one- to two-month recovery period before returning to work.

Forty to sixty percent of adults suffer from chronic back pain in the U.S. every year, and more than one million spine surgery procedures are performed annually. Medical costs to treat back pain approach $24 billion per year.

Dr. Lieberman is a paid consultant, a member of the TranS1® board and has financial interest in TranS1®. Cleveland Clinic does not endorse for-profit companies or products.

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