Lumbar Indirect Decompression

Vertiflex® Superion is a minimally invasive approach to treating lumbar stenosis that fills a gap in the continuum between conservative care and invasive surgery. The Superion implant acts as an indirect decompression device. Its anatomic design provides optimal fit and preserves a patient’s anatomy and ability to maintain motion. Superion acts as an extension blocker, relieving pressure on the affected nerves in the manner that one would achieve relief in a seated or flexed position. Superion ensures controlled movement and minimizes post-procedure complications.

Designed with patient safety and comfort in mind, Superion is implanted through a small tube the size of a dime to reduce tissue damage and blood loss. It’s a simple outpatient procedure with a rapid recovery time and no destabilization of the spine. Patients who may benefit from Superion include those experiencing leg, buttock, and groin pain; numbness, weakness, cramping, or stiffness in the legs, or buttocks; or difficulty walking or standing but experience relief in the seated or flexed position.

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