|[January 14, 2013]
HydroCision Announces Results from a Newly Published, Multi-Center, Peer Reviewed Study That Demonstrates 94% Improvement in Back and Leg Pain for Patients Undergoing Its Water-Based, Herniated Disc Treatment Called Hydrodiscectomy
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
HydroCision Inc., a privately held medical device company, today
announced the results of a multi-center study published in the January
edition of the Internet Spine Journal demonstrating a 94%
improvement in back and leg pain for patients receiving Hydrodiscectomy.
It has been estimated that more than 60 million people worldwide
experience chronic lower back and leg pain, which is often caused by
herniated or 'bulging' spinal discs, a leading cause of disability among
Americans less than 45 years of age. The study consisted of a
retrospective analysis of 50 patients who received the Hydrodiscectomy
procedure after failing conservative treatment such as pain medications,
physical therapy and epidural steroid injections.
HydroCision's Hydrodiscectomy procedure uses a high velocity water jet
to quickly and effectivel decompress herniated discs without the
collateral thermal or mechanical trauma associated with other surgical
modalities. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed through a
needle-sized cannula thereby minimizing patient post-operative pain and
recovery time. Patients undergo local instead of general anesthesia in
an out-patient setting and are able to return home the same day with no
more than a Band-Aid® on their back.
"We are excited and encouraged about these study findings," said Howard
Donnelly, CEO adding that "one of our core strategic initiatives will be
to continue to invest in US based research projects designed to further
validate the clinical and economic value of HydroCision products for
clinicians and their patients as well as government sponsored and
private insurance companies."
HydroCision is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of
fluidjet-based surgical tools for minimally invasive spine surgery
procedures. HydroCision's proprietary Fluidjet technology has the power
density of laser and radiofrequency technologies, but does not cause
thermal tissue damage. Since its introduction in 2005, the SpineJet
system has been used world-wide in more 50,000 spinal, arthroscopic and
wound debridement procedures. For more information refer to the
company's website at www.WashAwayBackPain.com.
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