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Abington Surgeon First in Pennsylvania to Implant Investigative Device to Treat Leg Pain Caused by Spinal Stenosis
Date:3/17/2010

New treatment for chronic leg pain now in clinical trials

Abington, PA (Vocus) March 17, 2010 -- Guy Lee, M.D., spine surgeon at Abington Memorial Hospital, was the first in Pennsylvania to treat leg pain and numbness caused by lumbar spinal stenosis using the Superion™ Interspinous Spacer (ISS) from VertiFlex® Inc.

The procedure performed by Lee is part of a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this new device in the treatment of leg pain caused by moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis, the degenerative narrowing of the spaces in the spine that can lead to spinal cord and/or nerve root compression, is believed to be the cause of leg and back pain for nearly 1.2 million Americans.

Information on the clinical trial is as follows:

Info session: New Clinical Trial for Spinal Stenosis

 
  • Join othopaedic spine surgeons from Abington Memorial Hospital for an information session and Q&A about a new clinical trial for patients with spinal stenosis.
  • Date: Thursday April 8, 2010
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Place: Frobese Auditorium; Abington Memorial Hospital
  • For more information, please call 215-481-BONE.
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