IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan Spine Technologies, Inc. announced today receipt of the CE Mark for the Company’s DARTTM Disc Annular Repair Technology System. This patented technology is used to seal the access site in the annulus fibrosus following lumbar spine microdiscectomy. The CE Mark allows Magellan to market the DART System in the European Union and other countries that recognize the CE Mark for distribution purposes.
Lower back pain is the number one cause for physician office visits and the most common cause for surgical intervention. Lumbar spine vertebral disc herniation compresses nerve roots and results in lower back pain, radicular pain or numbness in the legs. A microdiscectomy surgical procedure is performed to remove the herniated disc bulge, resulting in nerve decompression and pain relief. Spinal microdiscectomy is one of the few surgical procedures where the site of access is left open, which can result in reherniation at the surgical site. It has been reported that up to 27% of discectomy patients experience recurrent pain and require additional surgical procedures within 2 years due to reherniation.