[Company Profile] Disc Motion Technologies

lumbarAs Baby Boomers age, the market for arthroplasty, or joint replacement, is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Data published in Orthopedics This Week estimates the market will  increase from $75 million to $15 billion by 2015. There is a pressing need for spinal non-fusion surgeries that preserve the patient’s range of motion while alleviating the pain caused by degenerative conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine. Disc Motion Technologies (DMT) of Boca Raton, FL, has pioneered the first total joint replacement technique for the lumbar spine. Their True TSMS (Total Spinal Motion Segment System) is designed to stabilize the spine and preserve motion while addressing all the causes of back pain. The system is made up of an artificial disc, dynamic stabilizer, and pedicle screw that are installed via the posterior spine. DMT successfully performed the first human implant of their TSMS system in May 2008, on a 46-year-old female who had suffered from back and leg pain for over a year. DMT won the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Production Innovation for its True TSMS device.

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