Inspired Spine announces that a study on its minimally invasive direct interbody fusion (MIS-DTIF) procedure developed to help reduce back pain was recently published in the journal Cureus.

The MIS-DTIF procedure is performed to help alleviate back pain in patients with degenerative disk disease or disk herniation.

“Patients reported a significant reduction in back pain after receiving MIS-DTIF,” says Chris Murphy, president of Minnesota-based Inspired Spine, in a media release from the company. “For these patients, it’s not just about finding relief from back pain; it’s about getting their lives back.”

The study included four participants, each of whom underwent the MIS-DTIF procedure and reported their pain, surgery time, and complications.

Before undergoing surgery, per the release, the participants reported that their pain averaged an 8.8 out of 10 on a sliding scale. After their first postsurgery follow-up, they reported a significant pain reduction—to 3.5 out of 10.

In addition, the study notes that although surgery time was approximately 1 hour and the hospital stay was about 2 days, many patients can go home the next day.

On the other hand, per the release, traditional one-segment spinal surgery takes 4 to 5 hours and many times requires opening of the chest cavity, resulting in a hospital stay of up to 5 days. The advanced, minimally invasive MIS-DTIF procedure differs in that there is no need to open the chest, and it makes use of real-time biplane fluoroscopy x-ray imaging.

For more information, visit Inspired Spine.

[Source(s): Inspired Spine, Business Wire]