X stop interspinous process decompression system (Medtronic Spine LLC) for lumbar spinal stenosis

Record ID 32013000291
Authors' recomendations: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the neural elements in the lower back. The resulting pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the legs is known as neurogenic intermittent claudication. Symptoms are relieved by postural flexion, such as by sitting, squatting, or lying with bent legs. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can affect patient mobility and quality of life. The incidence of LSS in the United States is approximately 10% of the population. LSS is mainly related to degenerative changes, and it is estimated that approximately 400,000 Americans, most aged 60 years or older, are afflicted. First-line treatment for symptomatic LSS includes conservative treatments such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, corset use, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections. If symptoms do not respond adequately to conservative treatments, open surgical treatments such as laminectomy or spinal fusion may be required, which can have serious complications and can be particularly risky for elderly patients.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Internal Fixators
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Prosthesis Implantation
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2012 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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