BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lanx, Inc., a privately held global spine company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for fusion surgery, today announced that orthopedic surgeon Fernando Villamil, MD, of San Juan, Puerto Rico has joined its Surgeon Advisory Board. Dr. Villamil will also serve as Lanx's Director of Education for Latin America and oversee training initiatives in the region.
Dan Gladney, Chief Executive Officer, Lanx, said, "Dr. Villamil's broad experience in spine care and his work with lateral surgery and other minimally invasive techniques will complement the already immense talent of our Surgeon Advisory Board. We are excited to welcome him to this new role and to also have him spearhead our education initiatives in Latin America, where we are seeing growing interest in and adoption of our technologies."
Dr. Villamil is currently the Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital in San Juan. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Villamil completed a spine surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School while working at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. With thousands of fusion surgeries performed, he has extensive experience in treating complex spinal conditions.
Dr. Villamil said, "Lanx's technologies are among the most innovative available for spine care, enabling surgeons to perform truly minimally invasive fusion. The TIMBERLINE Lateral Fusion System is an especially exciting offering, and in my experience, advances the efficiency of the lateral approach and associated patient outcomes. I look forward to working with my peers in Latin America to develop world class training programs for Latin America, as well as working with my international colleagues on the Surgeon Advisory Board to provide strategic direction to Lanx."
Andrew Cappuccino, MD, of Buffalo Spine Surgery, Lockport, NY, and Chairman of the Surgeon Advisory Board, commented, "I welcome Dr. Villamil to the Board and am excited to work with him on the lateral approach and other Lanx technologies. His surgical expertise will be invaluable as we look to increase development and awareness of these unique fusion systems and further optimize minimally invasive spine care."
Lanx offers a full portfolio of minimally invasive technologies for spinal fusion, including its leading ASPEN® MIS Fusion System and TIMBERLINE™ Lateral Fusion System. For more information, please visit www.lanx.com.
About Lanx, Inc.
Lanx is one of the largest privately held global spine companies, focused on providing surgeons with innovative solutions to improve the quality of spine care. The Company develops and markets a full line of fusion devices, with a leading platform of minimally invasive technologies including its TIMBERLINE™ Lateral Fusion System and ASPEN® MIS Fusion System. Lanx is headquartered in Broomfield, CO, and distributes its products throughout the world via a network of direct sales representatives and exclusive distributor partners. For more information on Lanx and its spinal surgery offerings, visit www.lanx.com and www.minimallyinvasivespinefusion.com.