Surgical Application

The coflex procedure is performed through a small, midline incision in the lower back that allows for a minimally invasive approach for treating your lumbar spinal stenosis. The coflex implant:

  • Is inserted directly following a surgical decompression by your spine surgeon
  • Rests on laminar bone in between two vertebrae, where the “U” is closest to the spinal canal
  • Maintains foraminal height and off-loads facets 
  • Allows the bones to move in a controlled manner, preserving natural motion
  • Reduces trauma to your back, decreases the amount of blood loss during surgery, and allows for a shorter hospital or outpatient surgical center stay compared to fusion

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