Inspired Spine Presents on Groundbreaking OLLIF Procedure at International Spine Surgery Meeting

Inspired Spine recently presented on the Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF) procedure at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). Dr. Hamid Abbasi, who developed the OLLIF, discussed the revolutionary procedure that has been a dramatic improvement on existing spinal fusion techniques.

At the ISASS meeting April 12-14, 2017, Dr. Abbasi discussed the key findings of Inspired Spine’s study titled “Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF): Technical Notes and Early Results of a Single Surgeon Comparative Study”. The study compared the OLLIF procedure to an open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure.

Amazingly, the study of 124 patients showed surgery time for the OLLIF was approximately twice as fast as the open TLIF (mean: 135 min) and blood loss was reduced by over 80% compared to TLIF. The OLLIF surgeries were performed with biplanar fluoroscopy with an incision amounting to only one centimeter.

Inspired Spine has continued the data acquisition since the initial 124 patients, with over 500 OLLIF procedures now being performed nationwide. According to Dr. Abbasi “With the OLLIF procedure, we use a tiny incision and don’t cut through the patient’s muscle tissue like traditional procedures. The procedures are faster, have less blood loss and patients experience a dramatically faster recovery with less pain!”

Along with presenting at the meeting, Inspired Spine had two poster presentations as well. One on the Economic Performance of OLLIF and the other on the Minimally Invasive Direct Thoracic Interbody Fusion (MIS-DTIF). The OLLIF procedure saved the hospitals involved over $9500 per case compared to the open TLIF procedure due to the faster OR times and reduced length of stay.

The OLLIF procedure is available to patients nationwide with certified surgeons by calling (877) 378-2828. The full text of the studies is available by visiting http://inspiredspine.com.

About Inspired Spine

Inspired Spine, a Minnesota-based advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery technology developer, has introduced and performed over 500 procedures using revolutionary new technologies and procedures in advanced minimally invasive systems. These new procedures are transforming how spinal surgeries are approached and can replace more traditional “open” spinal fusion surgeries. Inspired Spine is focused on the development of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, procedures and other health care technology to minimize or eliminate the physical and economic risks and discomfort that are created by the daily struggles of enduring back pain and its physical limitations.


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