The OLLIF implant showed 90% less blood loss and 40% reduced hospital stay when compared with TLIF!
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) November 07, 2016
Inspired Spine recently presented its groundbreaking research at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study focused on the cost savings to hospitals with its innovative spinal implant - the Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody fusion (OLLIF).
The research was presented by renowned spine surgeon and main author Hamid Abbasi MD, who has performed hundreds of OLLIF procedures. The study compared 69 OLLIF procedures to 55 of the TLIF procedures, which is short for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
The study showed significant differences between the procedures. Lumbar fusion procedures with the OLLIF implant entailed one tenth the blood loss as the TLIF procedure, much less time in the OR, and 40% reduced hospital length of stay. Incisions are smaller, pain is less, with the main outcome in the study being thousands of dollars saved per case to a hospital.
Between the reduced surgical time and hospital stay, average cost savings compared to TLIF ranged from 30 to 50% and over $10,000 per case. In addition, the reduced time per case with the OLLIF implants can lead to a greater throughput per operating room and patient bed for hospitals under constraints.
The conclusion of the study is that the OLLIF procedure makes it an appealing alternative to the traditional open fusions. Along with presenting at the SMISS conference, the paper has also been published in the peer-reviewed journal Cureus and is indexed in PubMed.
Christopher Murphy, President of Inspired Spine, said, "I'm excited every time an Inspired Spine study is given the opportunity to provide an oral presentation. Audience and industry reception has been fantastic, and it shows in our ever increasing number of physician partnerships."
For more information on the OLLIF implant, visit http://inspiredspine.com and call Inspired Spine at (888) 378-2828.