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Devices Neurosurgery Orthopaedic Reimbursement

 News Release - November 6, 2007

LDR Receives Reimbursement Approval From French Government for Its Lumbar Disc

Mobidisc(R) is One of Only Three Lumbar Discs Approved for Reimbursement in France

AUSTIN, Texas--(HSMN NewsFeed)--LDR, a privately held company with innovative spinal implants for both non-fusion and fusion applications, has been notified that the French government will reimburse surgeons using the Mobidisc® artificial lumbar disc. Mobidisc will join ProDisc-L and CHARITÉ® as the only lumbar discs that the French government has approved for reimbursement.

Christophe Lavigne, president and CEO of LDR, notes, “We are proud to have gained approval for reimbursement in our home country. France continues to be a leader in spine innovation and artificial discs are positioned in a highly competitive environment. This approval validates our Mobi™ platform technology as well as the clinical performance of Mobidisc.”

The Mobidisc is designed to provide six degrees of freedom via a mobile-bearing technology, thereby better replicating the natural kinematics of the spine. Its design incorporates a low-profile keel and specialized delivery instrumentation that introduces the implant into the disc space via a safety guide. Mobidisc was introduced in November 2003 and has subsequently been implanted in over 2,100 patients worldwide.

Professor Jerome Allain with Henri Mondor University Hospital in Paris comments, “The Mobidisc is a true second-generation disc that has demonstrated strong clinical performance since its introduction over 4 years ago. It was created by a team of surgeons who leveraged their experience in developing the first generation of artificial discs to design the next evolution of lumbar disc replacement.”

LDR was founded by seasoned spine executives in 2000 to bring to market innovative non-fusion and fusion spine implants that address unmet or underserved needs. The company is now selling its products worldwide in over 30 countries.

About LDR

LDR works closely with surgeons to develop implantable spine systems and instrumentation that restore optimum stability and mobility to patients and to make spine surgery more reproducible and easier to perform. More information may be found at

Caution: The Mobidisc® is not available in the United States.

Source: LDR Spine

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