PainTEQ was awarded three new U.S. patents unique to the minimally invasive LinQ™ procedure, designed to help patients suffering from SI joint dysfunction.
The first U.S. Patent covers the drill-less method of stabilizing an SI joint. The drill-less method of the LinQ system keeps the procedure safe and simple. This also prepares the optimal environment for fusion by avoiding potential tissue necrosis by overheating during drilling. The drill-less approach is a key differentiator for LinQ.
The second U.S. Patent includes a multimodal abrading device. In one single tool, surgeons can initiate decortication in preparation for the LinQ implant to begin long-term fusion. This device allows for a simplistic approach by creating the ideal cavity with only one instrument and again prepares the optimal environment for fusion.
The third U.S. Patent covers the allograft implant. The LinQ implant was designed with a large graft window to encourage an environment for optimal fusion to occur.