AlloSource Announces First Patients Implanted With AlloWrap Amniotic Membrane In Clinical Study For Two-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Procedures. Doctors Ramin Raiszadeh and Paul D. Kim are both participating in this study.
There are an estimated 300,000 ACDF procedures performed annually in the United States. Despite the overall positive outcomes of these procedures, one potentially costly and painful complication is inflammation of the surrounding tissue, which can cause painful swallowing and/or loss of language. The primary objective of this study is to obtain evidence of the effectiveness of AlloWrap Amniotic Membrane in the reduction of soft tissue swelling in two-level ACDF procedures.
“Though I have performed many successful anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures, I am always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Paul Kim with The Spine Institute of San Diego. “I am looking forward to the impact AlloWrap has on helping me with my ultimate goal of relieving patient pain and returning them to a normal life.”