Direct Decompression with coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization®
The coflex device is a motion-preserving titanium implant that goes in the back of your spine to treat moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis. After your surgeon performs a direct decompression that removes bone, facet, ligament and/or disc segments from the narrowed spinal canal, your spine can become unstable. The coflex device is inserted directly following a decompression procedure to help keep your spine stable while maintaining normal height and motion in your spine.
- After a microsurgical direct decompression, the motion-preserving device is implanted through a minimal incision and is placed on the lamina (the strongest posterior bone in the spine) to keep your spine stable
- This placement off-loads facet joints, maintaining the height between your bones for nerves to exit freely
- Leg pain and back pain are relieved both short-term and long-term*
- Motion is maintained in both the treated area as well as the spine segment above the device
- Less time in the operating room, less blood loss, and less days in the hospital+
- Faster relief of symptoms and quicker recovery (pain and function measurements)+