ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Vertos Medical, a medical device company committed to developing minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis, has been named as a finalist in the 'Medical Technology' category of the Orange County Technology Alliance Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its mild® procedure. mild is an FDA-cleared procedure that has been used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in more than 20,000 patients in the United States. Its high safety and efficacy have been demonstrated in more than 12 clinical studies.
More than two million U.S. patients are treated annually for LSS, a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal which causes compression of the spinal nerves that can lead to increased pain and discomfort when a patient is standing or walking. The vast majority of patients choose low-risk treatments that have very limited proven long-term effectiveness. The mild procedure addresses this unmet need by offering a clinically validated, low cost, low-risk interventional pain therapy that treats the stenosis and provides long-term symptom relief. 1
Vertos' mild procedure uses specialized instruments and a patented X-ray visualization method to remove small amounts of bone and tissue through an opening about the size of a baby aspirin. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting and requires no general anesthesia, no implants, and no stitches.