The Vertiflex Superion implant offers patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis a minimally invasive alternative to other, more intense surgical options, such as a laminectomy or spinal fusion. The implant is placed between the posterior aspects of the spine. It prevents extension of the spine while still allowing flexion. The benefit of that is, flexion of the spine opens the spaces and allows the pain to be resolved, whereas extension of the spine compresses, and that’s where a lot of the pain comes in patients with spinal stenosis.
The Vertiflex Superion procedure is minimally invasive. You will undergo a light sedation. A half-inch incision is made in the lumbar spine, the device is placed, and the skin is closed with a simple stitch and bandage.
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