Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization Device
The Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization device is a new, FDA approved, non-fusion solution that can provide spinal stability, with greater mobility and faster recovery when compared to a spinal fusion surgery.
How is the coflex® device implanted?
After a surgical decompression is performed to remove pressure on the impinged nerve your surgeon implants the titanium coflex® device through the same incision used to remove the bone and soft tissue during the decompression. The device is positioned onto the laminar bone, the strongest bone in your spine.
The unique design of the coflex® implant maintains stability in the spine while preserving more natural movement at the affected area.
How do patients with coflex® compare to patients with spinal fusion?
A 2013 published study comparing the coflex® device with spinal fusion found
that the coflex® device had “advantages in perioperative outcomes,” and that “equivalent or superior 2-year clinical outcomes were seen with coflex®.” The article concluded that “coflex® is a safe, efficacious, and viable alternative to spinal fusion in the treatment of spinal stenosis with low back pain.” ¹‾³
Is the coflex® interlaminar stabilization device right for me?
To be a canidate you must be skeletally mature and must have moderate-to-severe spinal stenosis in your lower back. Signs of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis include difficulty walking a long way, and pain in your lower back when standing that subsides when you bend forward.
¹‾³ Davis RJ, Errico TJ, Bae H, Auerbach JD (2013): Decompression and Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization Compared With Decompression and Instrumented Spinal Fusion for Spinal Stenosis adn Low-Grade Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Spine 2013; 1529-1539.
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