For decades, the surgical options for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) were limited to either decompression or decompression with spinal fusion. In 2012, the FDA approved the Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device, a small U-shaped titanium implant that provides spinal stability without the invasiveness and loss of mobility associated with spinal fusion.
The Coflex Device in Action
After surgical decompression, which removes pressure on the impinged nerves, your spine surgeon will insert the Coflex device through the same small incision. The device is positioned on the lamina, which is the strongest bone in the back of your spine.
The unique design of the Coflex device maintains stability in the spine after direct surgical decompression while preserving more natural movement in the treated area. If you suffer from leg and/or back pain caused by spinal stenosis you could be a candidate for the Coflex device.
The benefits of the Coflex device include:
Addresses back pain
Addresses leg pain
Prevents collapse and re-stenosis
Alternative to fusion
May minimize adjacent degeneration
Return to daily activities significantly sooner
Additionally, for qualified people, the Coflex procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting which can contribute to better outcomes, lowered infection rates, decreased medical costs, and a higher quality experience overall.1 For more information about the Coflex device download our Coflex Device Education Brochure.
*Every patient is different; therefore, results may vary.
¹Sector Report: Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) in a time of COVID-19- Healthcare Sector Spotlight Q2 2020- FocalPoint Investment Banking, May 2020.