CSC’s Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS first surgeon in the world to use minimally invasive approach with new technology

By Center for Spine Care
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The Center for Spine Care continues to be on the leading edge of new, modern technologies to treat back and neck pain. Dr. Michael J. Musacchio is using the new AccuLIF implant and also is the first surgeon in the world to implant the AccuLIF in a patient through a minimally invasive tubular retractor approach.

Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS

The AccuLIF implant is a new expandable interbody cage from CoAlign® Innovations Inc. that can be used for a range of lumbar spinal fusion procedures. This system employs a hydraulic expansion technology and locking mechanism to allow placement and expansion of this low-profile implant into the lumbar interbody space to achieve an accurate fit and placement for restoration of vertebral height and alignment. The implant is placed via a minimally invasive approach and is an exciting new technology that enhances the ability to perform minimally invasive lumbar fusions.

This true minimally invasive approach means a quicker recovery time, less blood loss, less tissue disruption for the patient, and a quicker return to normal activities.

“The AccuLIF implant really enhances our ability to restore spinal balance and stability through a minimally invasive approach, Dr. Musacchio says. “This implant is a great step forward in the evolution of our spinal fusion techniques.”

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2 Responses to CSC’s Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS first surgeon in the world to use minimally invasive approach with new technology

  1. Cathy Wooldridge says:

    Would this new device work if a person already has two traditional lumbar fusions?

    • Hi Cathy. Thanks for the response. The short answer to your question is maybe. The AccuLIF device is an expandable interbody cage that is inserted from a posterior approach for lumbar fusions. It may have a role in revising a failed fusion procedure or for an adjacent level breakdown process requiring further surgery. That being said, we’d have to look at the specifics of each patient’s symptoms and previous surgeries to know what treatments are most appropriate. Hope this answer helps.

      Thanks,
      Dr. Musacchio

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