First Lumbar AxioMed Viscoelastic Total Disc Replacement Implanted in Australia
AxioMed is pleased to announce the success of the first viscoelastic Freedom Lumbar Disc case in Australia. Dr. Steven Yang completed the procedure on a 35-year-old female patient suffering from degenerative disc disease with radiating pain as a result of a degenerative lumbar disc at level L5-S1. The patient failed conservative treatments prior to undergoing surgery.
Dr. Yang spoke to the advantages of the AxioMed Disc after the operation, stating, "The Freedom Lumbar Disc is a great implant. It's a very easy system to use and the compressible viscoelastic core restores the natural motion in the lumbar spine. My patient was pain free and out of the hospital in two days.”
AxioMed President Jake Lubinski personally met with Dr. Yang months before the surgery. “Dr. Yang’s disc replacement expertise led him to deciding the AxioMed Disc is the best treatment for his patients because it restores natural motion in the spine which ball-and-socket disc replacement cannot do.” Lubinski added, “With the addition of the viscoelastic lateral lumbar technique, we expect AxioMed to be the worldwide leader in disc replacement surgery.”
Dr. Yang is an orthopedic spinal surgeon specializing in complex spine reconstruction and vertebral tumor surgery, as well as all aspects of adult and pediatric spine surgery. Prior to joining his current practice - BrizBrain & Spine - in 2013, Dr. Yang was director of orthopedic surgery and director of spine surgery fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
View motion footage of the AxioMed Freedom Lumbar Disc here.
Founded in 2001, AxioMed began its journey of exhaustively proving the Freedom® Disc through clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe, research, development and testing. In 2014, KICVentures recognized the disc’s enormous potential and acquired the company into their healthcare portfolio. AxioMed owns an exclusive viscoelastic material license on its proprietary Freedom Disc technology.