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Texas Back Institute Leads Way in New Facet Joint Clinical Trial
Date:11/6/2008

ain. The device has the potential to stabilize the affected vertebrae without rigidly fusing the joint or removing the intervertebral disc, allowing the patient to maintain a quality of motion similar to the patient's natural range of motion before stenosis. The TFAS surgical procedure includes removal of the degenerative bone and/or tissue that compresses the spinal cord and nerve roots that are causing lower back and leg pain. Specifically, TFAS replaces the degenerated facet joints with an implant that is affixed to the affected vertebrae and designed to restore the natural motion of the surgically removed facet joints and spinal ligaments.

About Texas Back Institute

Texas Back Institute, one of the largest freestanding spine multispecialty clinics in the United States, was established in 1978 and provides comprehensive medical care for back and neck pain. Texas Back Institute is a back care leader specializing in spinal arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformation and spinal oncology care. As an academic health care organization, Texas Back Institute has trained hundreds of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals. Its research institution employs state-of-the-art technology and is involved in the most clinical trials, including artificial discs. Texas Back Institute's professional staff includes board-certified spine surgeons, general surgeons, internists, chiropractors, physiatrists, pain specialists, exercise physiologists, and a team of physical and occupational therapists. Texas Back Institute's main clinic is in Plano, with locations in Denton, Fort Worth, Greenville, McKinney, Rockwall, Trophy Club and Wichita Falls, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.texasback.com.


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