Trinity Orthopedics, a spine technology company, today announced the allowance of claims associated with patent 13/160,414 described as Percutaneous Transpedicular Access, Fusion, Discectomy and stabilization system and methods. This is an important step in completing the development of Trinity's Intraosseous Transpedicular Lumbar Interbody (ITLIF) procedure.
James F Marino, M.D., CEO and founder of Trinity Orthopedics stated that "this method patent associated with accessing and the disc space via a transpedicular approach furthers our ITLIF development efforts and provides a significant competitive advantage for our company." The Intraosseous Transpedicular Lumbar Interbody Fusion method, (ITLIF), is anticipated to be a wholly percutaneous interbody fusion via a posterior approach, which unlike all other anterior, lateral, or posterior methods, will not require perineural and/or perivascular dissection. This coupled with recent developments and patent acquisitions associated with Trinity Orthopedics' radiolucent hinged expanding interbody cage technology, affirms Trinity Orthopedics' intent to conceptualize and develop novel spine technology.