For release, 7:00 am Eastern Time
Thursday, September 22, 2005
SOURCE: Facet Solutions, Inc.
Facet Solutions, Inc. Completes First Facet Arthroplasty Clinical
Logan, Utah, September 22, 2005 – Facet Solutions, Inc.
today announced the completion of the first clinical implantation
of its ACADIA™ Facet Replacement System(ACADIA™). An international
team of orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Allen Carl of Albany Medical
Center and Dr. Carlos Oliviera of São Paulo, Brazil performed
the procedure at Hospital Servidor Publico Estadol in São
Paulo. The operation provided post-operative relief of leg and
back pain with no complications.
The ACADIA™ has been developed by Facet Solutions, Inc.
to provide lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration patients
with a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion.
The ACADIA™ is comprised of instrumentation and implants
which recreate a natural, healthy facet joint, restoring physiological
motion and stability.
Commenting on the successful surgery, Dr. Oliviera stated, “The
Facet Solutions system allowed us to provide normal motion and
stability to a patient who otherwise would be fused using current
Treatment options. I am looking forward to evaluating this exciting
new device in more of my patients, as I expect this technology
to become a posterior lumbar spine surgical standard in the future.”
Dr. Carl added, “The Facet Solutions instrumentation allowed
us to use common landmarks and well-known surgical methods to
predictably place the implants in their anatomic positions. I
am very enthusiastic about this new Treatment option that can
provide pain relief, normal motion and stability for patients
suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis.”
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the largest and fastest growing segment
of the operative lumbar spine market. The ACADIA™ is being
developed to provide an improvement over fusion and dynamic stabilization
procedures for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
“I am very pleased with the intra-operative performance
of our ACADIA™ implants and instruments,” stated Alan
Chervitz, President and CEO of Facet Solutions, Inc. “This
clinical experience confirms our anatomic based implant design
as well as our landmark based surgical technique.”
ABOUT FACET SOLUTIONS, INC.
Facet Solutions, Inc. is a MedicineLodge, Inc. spin-out company
that is focused on developing and commercializing surgical
devices for treating facet related spinal disorders. The company
will be attending the upcoming North American Spine Society
meeting in Philadelphia (booth # 203).
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President and CEO
Facet Solutions, Inc.
124 South 600 West
Logan, UT 84321