Presentation highlights return to work, ADL, and disability improvement in 246 subjects with 12-
SAN CARLOS, Calif., November 2, 2021, / OrthoSpineNews / – Empirical Spine, Inc., a Silicon-Valley based medical technology company, announced today that data from the IDE study of the company’s LimiFlex Tension Band for
patients suffering from degenerative spondylolisthesis with lumbar spinal stenosis, was presented at the
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Annual Forum 2021. The SMISS Annual Forum took
place from October 28 – 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Friday, October 29, Dr. Hyun Bae, LimiFlex Principal Investigator at the Spine Institute in Santa
Monica, CA, presented return to work, activities of daily living, and disability improvement data from
246 subjects with 12-month follow-up.
“Patients prefer motion-preserving surgeries that are less invasive and have faster recovery than lumbar
fusion,” commented Dr. Bae. “LimiFlex is an appealing potential alternative for patients with
The LimiFlex Tension Band is a new, investigational device designed as an alternative to spinal fusion for
patients receiving surgical decompression for grade 1 lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal
stenosis. LimiFlex does not involve any screws or bone grafts, which eliminate the natural motion
between spine segments. Instead, LimiFlex is designed to stabilize the spine without fusing it, thereby
preserving motion. The device works by supporting and enhancing the spine’s natural biomechanics
with stabilizing yet flexible elements. The LimiFlex device is placed following a standard decompression
surgery, typically in less than 20 minutes.
About Empirical Spine
Empirical Spine, Inc., founded in 2015, is a privately held company developing advanced solutions for
the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. The company is currently running a pivotal IDE trial in the US
on its breakthrough, motion-preserving Tension Band, LimiFlex. LimiFlex is a minimally invasive implant
that is designed to stabilize the spine after decompression, yet preserve motion.
Caution: The LimiFlex Tension Band is an investigational device in the United States and is limited by law
to investigational use.
Empirical Spine Contact:
Phone: +1 (650) 585-6307