Quantum Orthopedics Inc.
This article was originally published in Start Up
According to Quantum Orthopedics, for 40% of patients who suffer from chronic back pain, facet joint degeneration is the case. The company is looking to a future of total joint replacement for the spine, with a new facet joint replacement product.
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