Intrinsic announces publication of paper detailing the usage of annular closure with Barricaid in conjunction with tubular minimally invasive discectomy

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Based on retrospective analysis of 60 patients treated with the Barricaid annular closure device, this analysis, titled: Implantation of a bone-anchored annular closure device in conjunction with tubular minimally invasive discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a retrospective study examined the safety and viability of an annular closure device in limiting reherniation and reoperation in a cohort of patients undergoing minimally invasive lumbar discectomy with Barricaid.

Dr. Joshua Ammerman, MD, FAANS, FACSA

Joshua Ammerman, MD, FAANS, FACSA, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine said of the study, “Minimally invasive discectomy combined with annular closure demonstrated a decreased rates of symptomatic reherniation and reoperation when compared to known rates.  Surgeons treating lumbar disc herniation through a tubular approach can safely implant Barricaid to benefit patient outcomes.”

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