Spinal Simplicity's Minuteman spinal fusion device was found to be safe and effective in a real-world setting, according to a study published in The Journal of Pain Research.
The study reflects 43 patients treated with Minuteman for 69 total levels, according to an Aug. 30 news release. Ninety-three percent of the assessed levels were fused, and there were no instances of device migration, failure or device-related reoperations.
The study concluded: "Instrumented posterior arthrodesis of the lumbar spine using a minimally invasive interspinous fixation device provides clinically meaningful fusion rates with no reoperations and a low risk of spinous process fracture or other device-related complications."
"This announcement today reflects what we've known all along: The Minuteman device fuses," Spinal Simplicity CEO Todd Moseley said in the release. "Importantly, the allograft utilized for these cases was DBM, further demonstrating fusion resulted due to the fixation the Minuteman provides. This Real-World Study includes all comers, and no patients were excluded if they had comorbidities including cancer patients, diabetics, patients with prior surgery and smokers."