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.
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