What is a
Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure?
Non-fusion treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis
Learn how a Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure can reduce back pain.
3D images simulate the procedure and elements may differ in color, texture and placement than an actual surgical procedure.
35 - 50 minutes
¾” to 1”
NO HOSPITAL STAY
The vast majority of procedures at the BioSpine Institute are performed through a ¾” incision; however, there are a limited number of procedures that may require a slightly larger incision.
What Is an Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure?
The Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is used to treat moderate to severe spinal stenosis. The Coflex device is a single-piece titanium implant that goes in the back of your spine to support and preserve your lumbar motion. This device is amazingly simple, very strong, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together as in a PLIF (Lumbar Fusion) procedure.
ACTUAL SIZE OF INCISION FOR MOST PROCEDURES!
Benefits of the coflex device include relief from leg and back pain while maintaining motion and natural movement.
The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually
Am I a Good Candidate for a Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure?
To determine whether you’re a good candidate for coflex interlaminar stabilization surgery, your doctor will look at your medical history, perform a physical examination, and use imaging. Typically, the symptoms a patient experiences are: numbness, weakness or pain in the lower legs, difficulty walking long distances, lower back pain that is relieved by bending over or sitting down, and/or pain or numbness in the buttocks.
Used To Treat These Conditions
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing may be caused by numerous conditions including: bone spurs, thickening of ligaments, or collapsing disc heights in the lower spine. Unfortunately, spinal stenosis is not a condition that will improve. It will only get worse over time.
How Will I Feel After Surgery?
The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. Patients may experience some pain at the site of the incision. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome.
*The Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is recognized by the American Medical Association.