Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization Device

Overview

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.

X-ray image after device implanted

X-ray image after device implanted

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.

OrthoNeuro Physicians that Perform this Procedure:

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    Ying Chen, DO

    Ying H. Chen, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.

    Neurosurgeon

    Spine Surgery
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    David K. Kim, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Spine Surgery
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    Donald J. Rohl, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Spine Surgery
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    Daryl R. Sybert, D.O., FAOAO

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Spine Surgery