AUDUBON, Pa., Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, presented five-year outcomes from the NuVasive Simplify Cervical Disc study at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 38th Annual Meeting. The study demonstrates positive, long-term clinical outcomes, a high rate of overall composite success at 60 months, and statistical superiority to anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF) procedural outcomes.
“Having clinically backed, long-term data for the Simplify Cervical Disc validates the promising clinical data we saw Simplify having at the two-year mark,” said Kyle Malone, senior vice president, Scientific Affairs of Globus Medical. “We will continue to innovate within the cervical spine segment providing industry-leading, procedural solutions clinically designed to deliver better outcomes for patients.”
The five-year Simplify Cervical Disc study* found:
- Simplify Cervical Disc was statistically superior to the ACDF control in terms of overall composite success at five years,
- Statistically significant postoperative improvements in neck disability index (NDI) and visual analog scale (VAS) (combined neck and arm pain) found at two years were maintained through five years, with the Simplify Cervical Disc group having significantly lower NDI and VAS scores at five years when compared to the ACDF control,
- Average disc height and flexion/extension range of motion increased postoperatively in the Simplify Disc group and remained above preoperative levels throughout follow-up, and
- No device failures were reported in the Simplify Disc group.
Dr. Pierce Nunley of the Spine Institute of Louisiana expressed his enthusiasm about the durability of the positive outcomes observed at 24 months. He stated, "I am eager to witness the continued success of these results beyond the 60-month mark. This study further reinforces that Simplify is an outstanding motion-preserving solution with enduring clinical advantages over ACDF."
*Data on file.
Simplify Cervical Disc is not yet available in all countries. Please refer to the Simplify Disc IFU and Patient Labeling for important product information, including but not limited to, Indications, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Risks and Potential Adverse Effects. The IFU and Patient Labeling can be found here.
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Globus Medical is committed to providing innovative technologies and industry-leading clinical support to help surgeons and healthcare providers deliver better care around the globe. The Company provides one of the most comprehensive offerings of musculoskeletal solutions and enabling technologies to impact the care continuum, now including the procedurally integrated portfolio of NuVasive. The Company’s employees are relentlessly focused on advancing patient care. For more information, please visit www.globusmedical.com/uniting.
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