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Written by: Kent Hatcher on May 13th, 2009

AxioMed Spine Corporation has received Europe’s CE Marking — much like Food and Drug Administration market clearance here in the United States – for its spinal disc replacement.  Although at least 2-3 years away from market launch here in North America, clinical tests for the Freedom® Lumbar Disc are proceeding out of AxioMed's headquarters in Cleveland.

Here is the link to the press release


Although we primarily deal with the engineering factors that would precipitate surgeries like this, we continue to be amazed at the technology involved with orthopedic implants.

What do you think of this?  What's next?



One response to “Replacement Spinal Disc Received Important Approval in Europe”

  1. James Mallon says:

    I had a 40% of my L4-5 disc removed in September of 2007 – my golfing buddies can attest that I wasn’t fully recovered until this spring (18 months later).
    As many of you know, its not the disc healing that takes the time, while it still requires time to heal, its the surrounding nerves and structures that were damaged as a result of the disc rupture that takes the lionshare of the recovery time.
    When I left the surgeons office, he noted that he would see me again in 5 to 10 years for a fusion or, if it got approved, a disc replacement. This is that approval.
    I’ll let you know how it turns out in 2015!!

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