Aurora Spine's Zip fusion implant was found to be effective after six months, according to a study in the Journal of Pain Research.
1. The study evaluated patients who had surgery with the device for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.
2. Analyses of the patients at six-months found sustained improvement in clinical efficacy and safety compared to three-month evaluations.
3. Reserachers concluded, "This 6-month interim analysis at 42% enrollment of patients was conducted to determine prolonged safety and efficacy of the interspinous fusion device. Our analysis showed a sustained improvement in clinical efficacy, and safety endpoints, when compared to the 3-months evaluations, across both interventional pain and neurosurgery specialties."
4. The Zip system was cleared by the FDA inn 2013 and went to market in 2014.