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Interspinous Spacer Device

Interspinous Distraction Device

An Interspinous spacer device is a single-piece implant that goes in the back of your spine to treat moderate to severe spinal stenosis. It’s amazingly simple, very strong, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together. There are a variety of devices that we use. There are various sizes available to fit most patient anatomy, and the device is implanted directly following a surgical decompression, and can be performed in an outpatient setting.

After your surgeon has performed a direct decompression, the device is inserted through a minimal incision to keep that area of the spine open and stable. Decompression procedures are more durable and sustainable when an interspinous device is added on for treatment. In fact, patients that receive decompression alone (without the addition of the device) are almost twice as likely to need a future intervention (either a reoperation or epidural injection).

The design and location of the device in your back helps offset the joints in your spine that are contributing to your leg and back pain symptoms (called facet joints), helping your vertebrae move in a controlled manner. Patients who suffer from both leg and/or back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis are candidates for the Interlaminar Stabilization device.

The design and location of the interspinous device in your back helps offset the joints in your spine that are contributing to your leg and back pain symptoms (called facet joints), helping your vertebrae move in a controlled manner. Patients who suffer from both leg and/or back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis are candidates for the Interlaminar Stabilization device.

In addition, the device allows for physiologic motion, including flexion and extension, which enables the spinal segment to maintain appropriate motion after non-fusion stabilization with the interlaminar device. Also, the adjacent segments maintain physiologic motion after the procedure, which may prevent adjacent disc disease.

 

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