MINNETONKA, Minn., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyga Technology, Inc., a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of minimally invasive devices to treat underserved conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced publication of an article discussing the importance of joint decortication when performing sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion. The article, entitled "SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System with SImmetry Decorticator" was featured in a special issue of Surgical Science.
"It is an accepted principle of orthopedics that successful fusion requires decortication to trigger the body's healing response," said Jim Bullock, president and CEO of Zyga Technology. "This publication explains the science behind the principle, and how the SImmetry system facilitates decortication to drive successful patient outcomes."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists low back pain (LBP) as the second most common cause of disability in U.S. adultsi. It has been reported that approximately 20 percent of all chronic LBP derives from the sacroiliac jointii. In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) assigned a Category 1 CPT code to minimally invasive SI joint fusion, improving patient access to the procedure.
About Zyga Technology, Inc.
Zyga Technology, Inc. is dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of solutions that provide empirical clinical and economic value in the treatment of underserved conditions of the spine. The company is marketing the SImmetry® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, a minimally invasive procedure intended for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, and recently received CE Marking for the Glyder Facet Restoration Device, a non-fusion, minimally invasive technology intended to provide relief from lumbar facet pain. For more information, visit zyga.com.
i Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of disabilities and associated health conditions among adults—United States, 1999. JAMA. 2001; 285(12):1571-1572. ii Cohen SP et al. Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A Comprehensive Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Expert Rev Neurother. 2013; 13(1):99-116