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COFLEX INTERLAMINAR TECHNOLOGY

The coflex® Interlaminar Technology is an Interlaminar Stabilization™ device indicated for use in one or two-level lumbar stenosis from L1-L5 in skeletally mature patients with at least moderate impairment in function, who experience relief in flexion from their symptoms of leg/buttocks/groin pain, with or without back pain, and who have undergone at least 6 months of non-operative treatment.

The coflex® is intended to be implanted midline between the adjacent lamina of 1 or 2 adjacent lumbar motion segments. The Interlaminar Stabilization™ device is implanted after decompression of stenosis at the affected level(s).

The coflex® Interlaminar Technology Design

The coflex®device consists of a single, U-shaped component, made from medical-grade titanium alloy, a material with a long history of safe use in implantable orthopedic products. In clinical use, the “U” is positioned horizontally, with its apex oriented anteriorly and the two long arms of the “U” paralleling the long axis of the spinous processes. The bone-facing surfaces are ridged to provide resistance to migration.

Clinical Results

Based on the FDA clinical study that has been published with 5-year follow-up data, when compared to the standard of care (fusion surgery), patients receiving the coflex® device experienced:

  • Shorter operating time and hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • Faster and sustained pain relief
  • Greater mobility at treatment level
  • Natural movement at adjacent levels

The coflex® Interlaminar Design

The coflex®device consists of a single, U-shaped component, made from medical-grade titanium alloy, a material with a long history of safe use in implantable orthopedic products. In clinical use, the “U” is positioned horizontally, with its apex oriented anteriorly and the two long arms of the “U” paralleling the long axis of the spinous processes. The bone-facing surfaces are ridged to provide resistance to migration. Features include:

  • Titanium alloy that is biocompatible and x-ray visible
  • Crimping of wings for increased primary stability
  • Five anatomical sizes
  • Color-coded instrumentation

Functionally Dynamic

  • Compressible in extension, allowing flexion
  • Increased rotational stability
  • Center of rotation close to the spinal canal

Protection of Posterior Elements

  • Stress reduction on facet joints
  • Maintenance of foraminal height
  • Large contact area for optimized stress distribution
  • Less invasive, tissue-sparing procedure

Leaders in Advanced Spine Procedures

To find out whether you would benefit from artificial disc surgery, make an appointment to visit Texas Back Institute in the Dallas, TX, area for an evaluation. We always reserve surgery as a last resort, so we’ll seek to relieve pain first through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. If severe pain persists and it is determined that you would benefit from surgery, we can help you determine whether artificial disc replacement is right for you.

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