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Dr. Todd Lanman Begins Breakthrough Low Back Total Joint Replacement Clinical Trial

By Admin | March 31, 2023

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.March 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Lanman, MD and Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery announced completion of the first lumbar total joint replacement procedure in California as part of a pivotal clinical trial sponsored by 3Spine, Inc. The surgery was performed on an outpatient basis at the Advanced Surgery Center of Beverly Hills. MOTUS, the implant used in the procedure, received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020 and is currently approved for use at up to 20 U.S. centers under an Investigational Device Exemption.


The study sponsor selected Dr. Lanman as the California site based on his significant contributions to motion technology research. He is recognized throughout the world as a pioneer in motion surgery for the spine, with a unique practice including A-list celebrities, musicians, luminaries, C-suite executives and foreign dignitaries, many of whom travel the globe to seek his unique approach to care. Dr. Lanman's Restorative Motion Surgery philosophy focuses on retention of natural range of motion; physical conditioning; and a return to full, long-term function.


"We have proven that we can retain movement with artificial disc replacement surgery and can even reverse past fusions," said Dr Lanman. "The century-old 'go-to' procedure of fusing the spine should be a thing of the past. We strongly believe that at least half of fusions in the U.S. should never have been done in the first place. Every other joint in the body gets a replacement, and the spine should be no different."

Dr. Lanman continued, "We always ask the question somewhat rhetorically, 'What surgery would you want for yourself or a loved one?' Can anyone honestly say they would want a spinal fusion? I've personally had eleven spine surgeries. I have one artificial disc in my neck, three in my back, and two...(More)

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