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Vertos: MOTION Study of MIS Decompression Using Fitbits

Source— Orthopedics This Week Published October 15, 2018

The Orthopedics This Week article highlights the enrollment of the first patient into the nationwide, multicenter study of Vertos Medical’s minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild®) procedure. Branded the MOTION Study, the first patient enrolled is at the Michigan Interventional Pain Center in Brownstown, Michigan, and Razmig Haladjian, MD, is the interventional pain specialist who will perform the inaugural mild® Procedure, the article states.

“This important, activity-based study will generate evidence that further supports minimally invasive LSS treatments to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce the use of opioids,” says Dr. Tim Deer, national principal investigator for the MOTION Study, interventional pain specialist and president/CEO of The Spine and Nerve Center of the Virginias.

“The primary endpoint for the study is Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) at 6 months, which measures permanent functional disability using questions regarding activities of daily living (ADL), specifically disturbance in ADL related to chronic back pain,” President and CEO of Vertos Medical Eric Wichems says.

Other measures Wichems mentions in the article include a six-month follow-up on pain intensity, severity of symptoms and physical function characteristics. Patients’ satisfaction after treatment along with steps/walking distance measured by Fitbit activity trackers and walking time will also be measured.

Read the full Orthopedics This Week article.

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