The coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device is a single-piece titanium implant that goes in the back of your spine to treat moderate to severe spinal stenosis. It’s amazingly simple, very strong, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together. The coflex device comes in five sizes to fit most patient anatomy, is implanted directly following a surgical decompression, and can be performed in an outpatient setting.
coflex is the FIRST AND ONLY posterior lumbar motion preservation solution with Level I evidence (the highest possible level of clinical data) from two prospective randomized studies against two treatment options (decompression alone and decompression with fusion) across two countries (U.S. and Germany). It has been implanted in more than 163,000 patients in over 60 countries worldwide.
After your surgeon has performed a direct decompression, the coflex device is inserted through a minimal incision to keep that area of the spine open and stable. Decompression procedures are more durable and sustainable when coflex is added on for treatment. In fact, patients that receive decompression alone (without the addition of coflex) are almost twice as likely to need a future intervention (either a reoperation or epidural injection).