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Lanx Launches Patient Education Website on Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

MinimallyInvasiveSpineFusion.com Serves as Resource on Back & Leg Pain and Less Invasive Surgical Options

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lanx, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, today announced the launch of a new educational website for patients suffering with chronic back and leg pain, www.MinimallyInvasiveSpineFusion.com. The website includes information on the common causes of pain, available treatment options, and new minimally invasive approaches to spine fusion that have been shown to relieve symptoms and that may help patients experience a faster return to the activities they enjoy.

Dan Gladney, Chief Executive Officer, Lanx, said, "As a leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, Lanx is committed to offering solutions that minimize tissue damage and allow for a quicker, less painful recovery. The new website is designed to be a resource for people suffering with debilitating back and leg pain, especially those who have not had success with conservative treatments and who may be considering surgery. We hope it will give patients a greater understanding of their options so they can make an informed decision on what physician they choose and have an informed discussion on what treatment option is best for their situation."

Approximately 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, often due to the natural degeneration of the spine. The website features information on the signs and symptoms of spinal degeneration; steps to relieve leg and back pain, from conservative measures through surgery; and less invasive options available for spinal fusion that may enable a quicker return to work and activities. It highlights Lanx's minimally invasive offerings, including the ASPEN® MIS Fusion System for posterior spinous process fixation, the TELLURIDE™ MIS Spinal Fixation System for less invasive pedicle screw fixation, and the TIMBERLINE™ Lateral Fusion System for the lateral approach to interbody fusion.

Robert Tatsumi, MD, of Pacific Spine Specialists, Tualatin, OR, said, "Patients increasingly want to be as informed as possible about their treatment options, especially when it involves surgery. This new website will be a valuable tool to help educate my patients on what minimally invasive approaches are available, whether they are in the initial stages of researching treatment or further down the line and considering surgery."

The website also includes patient testimonials on their experiences with pain and minimally invasive fusion, and the ability to find a local spine specialist performing minimally invasive fusion. To learn more, please visit www.MinimallyInvasiveSpineFusion.com.

Lanx offers a leading portfolio of minimally invasive implants and instrumentation to support a variety of fusion techniques. For more, visit www.lanx.com.

About Lanx, Inc.

Lanx is one of the largest privately held global spine companies. The Company was founded by a team of experienced medical device professionals and engineers in 2003 to improve the quality of spine care and provide surgeons with innovative products. Lanx develops and markets a full line of fusion technologies with a focus on minimally invasive and biologics products. The Company is headquartered in Broomfield, CO. More information on Lanx and its spinal surgery products can be found at www.lanx.com

CONTACT: Company Contact: Steve Deitsch Chief Financial Officer (303) 443-7500 steve.deitsch@lanx.com Media Kim Muscara (646) 536-7011 kmuscara@theruthgroup.comSource: Lanx