If non-surgical treatment options aren’t successful, it may be time to consider surgery. Decompression with the Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device is an alternative to fusion, that reduces pain, and helps preserve mobility.

The Coflex® device is the only posterior lumbar motion preservation solution with proven long-term outcomes for durable pain relief and stability. The “U” shape design allows the Coflex® device to be positioned on the strongest bony structure of the posterior column, the lamina. The Coflex® implant maintains the height between the bones in your spine to help the nerves move freely.

The Coflex® device is an option for patients that do not want to go through pedicle screw fusion, but for whom a decompression alone would not offer needed stability.

In the FDA study, 94% of patients were satisfied with their outcomes after two years.* Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for the Coflex® device.

Coflex® has become a device that can change people’s lives. It changes the length of stay for surgery, the recovery, the ability to return to activities that they weren’t able to do before in a shorter period of time.”
Andrew Fox

Benefits of the Coflex® Device vs. Fusion¹

Pedicle screws and rods are used to fuse bones together – a highly invasive spinal stenosis surgery that can sometimes result in loss of motion and a long and arduous recovery process. In a U.S. FDA study, the Coflex® device proved to be a beneficial alternative to pedicle screw fusion. The results showed that patients with the Coflex® device performed as well if not better in all clinical measurements. The patients who received a Coflex® device experienced:

  • Leg and back pain relief (both immediately and long-term)

  • Less time in the operating room, less blood loss, and fewer days in the hospital

  • Faster relief of symptoms and quicker recovery (pain and function measurements)

  • Maintenance of range of motion at both treated and adjacent segments

¹ Claims based on Evaluation of decompression and lnterlaminar Stabilization compared with decompression and fusion for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis 5-year follow-up of a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.  Musacchio, M., International Journal of Spine Surgery, 2016.

Benefits of the Coflex®Device vs. Decompression Alone²

While decompression works for many patients, it could cause your spine to become unstable. When the Coflex® device is added, it provides additional benefits such as:

  • Significantly less epidural steroid injections post-surgery (decompression patients had 3.3x more)

  • Superior walking distance improvement (2.4x more compared to decompression alone)

  • Superior composite clinical information (combination of 4 clinically relevant factors: disability improvement, neurological maintenance or improvement, no subsequent interventions, no device related complications)

  • Superior foraminal and disc height maintenance (allowing nerves to exit spinal canal freely)

2 Claims based on Prospective, randomized, multicenter study with 2-year follow-up to compare the performance of decompression with and without interlaminar stabilization” Schmidt, S, Journal Neurosurgery, 2018.