NICE Recommendation for TranS1 AxiaLIF in the UK

By Julie A. Vetalice

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the U.K. (NICE) published an Interventional Procedure Guidance recommendation for transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion to treat severe chronic low back pain. This recommendation places TranS1's presacral approach and AxiaLIF® system in the same category as minimally invasive approaches such as lateral lumbar interbody fusion and sacroiliac joint fusion.

AxiaLIF (Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion) is designed to create an anterior retroperitoneal presacral path to the L5-S1 segment without destabilizing muscles and ligaments, which may occur in traditional anterior or posterior lumbosacral fusion. NICE based its guidance recommendation on a comprehensive literature search and detailed review process, citing potential benefits of the presacral approach including "faster recovery and less postoperative morbidity compared to conventional spinal fusion surgery."

Sources: TranS1; NICE.org.uk

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