How long does Coflex last?

How long does Coflex last?

The surgery to implant the coflex® device typically lasts about one to two hours. As part of the coflex® surgery, your surgeon will first remove part of the bone that is interfering with nerves, causing your pain. This step is called a decompression procedure.

What is Coflex for the spine?

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.

How long is recovery from Coflex surgery?

Coflex surgery requires about 4 to 6 weeks for a complete recovery.

How long has Coflex surgery been around?

Coflex (Paradigm Spine, LLC, New York), a kind of dynamic interspinous Device, was first introduced by the French orthopedic surgeon Jacques Samani as an alternative to fusion in 1994. Since then, the device has been used in various degenerative spinal conditions [21-24,36-38].

Is Coflex surgery painful?

In almost all cases, your pain will be significantly relieved, because the cause of the stenosis will have been surgically remedied. Some patients do experience some pain at the site of the incision, but this usually subsides considerably in the days and weeks following surgery.

Can you have an MRI with a Coflex implant?

MRI Safety Non-clinical testing has shown that the Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® is MR conditional and can be scanned safely under the following conditions. Static magnetic field of 1.5-Tesla (1.5T) or 3.0-Tesla (3.0T). Spatial gradient field of up to: 11,230 G/cm (112.3 T/m) for 1.5T systems.

Can Coflex be removed?

The coflex surgery may not help relieve pain in some patients, and you may need another surgery to remove the device. It is hard to predict who will not benefit from this surgery. Although uncommon, the device could be removed if necessary.

What can I expect after Coflex surgery?

Most patients are able to return to normal activity, and even expanded activity such as golf, cycling, gardening and other activities, within weeks of the surgery. Some patients may require physical therapy to help with mobility and flexibility°. Every patient is different; therefore results may vary.

Is Coflex a fusion?

The Coflex Procedure This procedure is a non-fusion, minimally-invasive alternative to laminectomy with or without spinal fusion. Preparation Anesthesia is administered and the patient is positioned.

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