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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