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Dr. Jeffrey Carlson Successfully Performs Procedure Using SpineFrontier’s Less Exposure Surgery Technology: FacetFuse

Newport News, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Orthopaedic & Spine Center announced today that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson successfully performed a procedure using SpineFrontier’s FacetFuse Screw System in conjunction with their P-LIFT Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device System. The operation took place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. The surgery was a facet joint fusion of the lumbar spine on a 66 year-old, female patient.

Dr. Carlson described the case, saying the patient “…had significant back pain and leg pain with neurologic compression. Multiple efforts at conservative treatment, including medications, injections and therapies were unable to give her any long-lasting improvement.” Dr. Carlson also commented on the FacetFuse technology used in the procedure, “I was very impressed with the FacetFuse screws with their integrated washer design. The screws themselves felt very secure in their insertion. The integrated washer design allows for excellent compression across the interbody space and across the facet joint. The significant torque that can be placed on the screws allows the surgeon to feel quite confident that these screws will provide a secure fixation.”

The FacetFuse Screw System is a transfacet pedicle screw system in which two screws replace four pedicle screws, rods and locking caps. The reduced amount of hardware is intended to decrease OR time. The FacetFuse system accommodates open, percutaneous, minimally invasive and less exposure surgery techniques, allowing for a single, small, midline incision that preserves tissues and leaves stabilizing muscles intact. Additionally, the low profile FacetFuse screw head preserves adjacent level anatomy that might otherwise be compromised when compared to pedicle screws. FacetFuse provides direct compression across the facet joint and disc space when the lag screw is inserted, thereby requiring no secondary mechanisms. Furthermore, biomechanical studies show that FacetFuse’s strength and stability is comparable to traditional pedicle screws.

Dr. Carlson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the spine. He is a managing partner of the Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News, VA and he also serves as the Chief-of-Surgery at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. Dr. Carlson received his M.D. from George Washington University in 1993 and completed his residency in orthopaedics at Harvard University. He went on to complete an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.    Dr. Carlson is a long-time supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, has appeared on television several times as an expert in orthopaedics, and has published and lectured widely on orthopaedics. In 2008, he was one of the first surgeons in his area to perform a cervical disc replacement. His research on outpatient cervical and lumbar fusion surgical interventions was recently featured in Becker’s Spine Review.

Dr. Carlson focuses on the importance of patient outcome, reporting that his patient has done very well, and within the first week of surgery was completely off pain medication. “We’re very happy with the outcomes of these procedures thus far. The patients themselves are getting back to their normal lives and are quite content in their significant improvements, and I believe would opt for this method of treatment again,” said Dr. Carlson.

About SpineFrontier

SpineFrontier Inc. ( is a growing medical device company that designs, develops and markets implants and instruments used in spine surgery. The SpineFrontier team focuses on developing innovative and disruptive technologies and techniques for spinal surgery based on the Less Exposure Surgery (LES) philosophy. These technologies allow for same day outpatient surgery with minimal disruption of the tissues. The company was founded in 2006, released its first products in 2008, and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.

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