What is an interspinous process device?

What is an interspinous process device?

An interspinous process device, the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) designed to treat lumbar neurogenic disease secondary to the lumbar spinal stenosis, it provides dynamic stabilization after minimally invasive (MI) lumbar decompression.

Where is Vertiflex procedure done?

The Vertiflex Procedure uses a small implant (the Superion® Indirect Decompression System) that is placed inside the spine to help prevent reduction of the space when standing or walking. This provides relief by lifting pressure off the nerves to alleviate leg and back pain symptoms that often accompany the condition.

How long does it take to recover from Vertiflex surgery?

After the procedure, it is not unusual for you to enjoy a significant reduction in pain within the first few days. While all patients are different, typically, the doctor will tell you to give your body about 6 weeks to heal from the surgery. During this time, you should take it easy.

How long does the Vertiflex implant last?

This implant is approved by the FDA and is effective for up to 5 years. This procedure is safe and effective. Not only will you be back on your feet in no time, but you will maintain your range of motion. Vertiflex recovery is very quick.

What is the success rate of the Vertiflex procedure?

84.1% success in function and symptoms at 5 years. > 70% reduction in leg pain at 5 years. 74.7% without reoperation at 5 years.

Who is not a candidate for Vertiflex?

You can have some minor instability and scoliosis and still do this procedure. However, if you have a shift >25%, instability of >3mm, Cobb angle >10 degrees, kissing spine, osteoporosis, fracture of spinous process, lamina or pars; you are not a good candidate for Vertiflex.

What is the newest treatment for spinal stenosis Vertiflex procedure?

Vertiflex Superion is a new procedure developed to treat spinal stenosis. The device is placed rather simply. It is placed delicately between the posterior aspects, or back part, of the spine. It prevents extension of the spine while still allowing flexion.

How do Interspinous Process devices work?

The interspinous process devices are designed to distract (open) the foramen, where the nerve endings pass away from the center of the spinal region and into the legs.

What are Interspinous Process spacers?

Interspinous Process Spacers. The interspinous process devices are designed to distract (open) the foramen, where the nerve endings pass away from the center of the spinal region and into the legs. It is thought that these devices may also unload the intervertebral disc. They may limit spinal extension…

What is the Wallis interspinous device?

The Wallis for Mild to Moderate Degenerative Disc Disease and Spinal Stenosis The Wallis interspinous device, made by Abbott Spine in Austin, Texas, was developed in 1986. The device’s original design used a titanium block inserted between adjacent processes held in place with a flat Dacron cord or ribbon.

What type of anesthesia is used for interspinous devices?

The interspinous devices may be implanted with the patient under a mild sedative and local anesthesia as a day surgery procedure (patient goes home the same day) or under light anesthesia.