About

Tenon Medical, Inc. is a privately-held company located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The Company was founded by a group of seasoned medical device entrepreneurs and engineers with a goal to develop surgical devices to treat chronic lower back pain based on a proprietary technology. The Company’s strategy is to focus on introducing vastly improved surgical solutions to address various specific needs in the growing sacroiliac joint fusion market.

Background

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is felt in the low back and buttocks. The pain is caused by damage or injury to the joint between the spine and hip. Sacroiliac pain can mimic other conditions, such as a herniated disc or hip problem. Accurate diagnosis is important to determine the source of pain. Physical therapy, stretching exercises, pain medication, and joint injections are normally used first to manage the symptoms. Surgery to fuse the SI joint, in order to stop the motion causing the pain, may be recommended.

 

What is SI Joint Pain?

The SI joints are located between the iliac bones and the sacrum, connecting the spine to the hips. The two joints provide support and stability, and play a major role in absorbing impact when walking and lifting. 

Ligaments and muscles support the SI joints. There is a very small amount of motion in the joint for normal body flexibility. As people age, their bones may become arthritic and ligaments stiffen. When the cartilage wears down, the bones may rub together causing pain. The SI joint is a synovial joint filled with fluid. This type of joint has free nerve endings that can cause chronic pain if the joint degenerates over time.

Sacroiliac joint pain ranges from mild to severe depending on the extent and specific cause of injury. Acute SI joint pain occurs suddenly and usually heals within several days to weeks. Chronic SI joint pain persists for more than three months; it may be felt all the time or worsen with certain activities.

 

News //

Tenon Medical, Inc. Releases the Results of the First Post-Clearance Clinical Study

SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenon Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of instruments and implants for sacroiliac joint fusion surgery, today announced the completion of the first phase of its post-approval clinical study for the Catamaran™ Sacroiliac Joint Fixation System (CAT SIJ Fixation System) specifically indicated for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroilitis. The company received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the device in the fall of 2018.

 

The results demonstrated greater than 85% reduction in SIJ pain at 6 weeks and radiographic evidence of the presence of solid continuous bridging bone across the treated joint at 6 months.  No procedure- or device-related serious adverse events were reported.

A unique feature of the CAT SIJ Fixation System procedure is the ability to directly visualize the joint allowing for a significant increase in reimbursement for the surgeon and facility payments. 

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Tenon Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance For SI Joint Fusion System

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 20, 2018 / PRNewswire / -- Tenon Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of minimally invasive instruments and implants for sacroiliac joint fusion surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Catamaran™ Sacroiliac Joint Fixation System (CAT SIJ Fixation System) specifically indicated for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroilitis. The CAT SIJ Fixation System becomes the first patented single implant SIJ fusion system using a true posterior approach for minimal tissue disruption.

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