Superion® Implant Procedure
Are you suffering from leg/buttock/groin pain? Do you get relief from your pain when sitting?
If so, you may be a candidate for Superion.
- Cutting edge minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis
- Less than 1 inch incision
- No use of screws or cutting bone
- Takes less than 1 hour
- In and out same day
- Patient satisfaction is more than 70-80% after 5 years
Superion Clinical Studies
- Superion Clinical Study - Prosthesis, Spinous Process Spacer/Plate
- Additional Articles and Publications
About the Procedure
Is Superion® right for you?
Individuals who have been diagnosed with moderate spinal stenosis that results from aging and wear and tear on the spine from every day activities, and already undergone six months of conservative treatment without relief may be candidates for the Superion® implant. It is also for spinal stenosis patients who have learned that traditional spinal surgery has been deemed too demanding for them
How does it work?
The physician will insert an FDA-approved, H-shaped spacer through a small incision in the lower back without impacting the nearby bone or tissue, resulting in minimal bleeding. Once inserted the patient is able to stand upright without pinching the nerves in the back. This simple procedure can be completed in under one hour at the hospital or an outpatient surgical center.
The Superion® implant is the only FDA approved, minimally invasive approach to treating moderate spinal stenosis. It provides relief of the ongoing pain without the long recovery that often accompanies traditional decompression surgery. In addition, Superion® offers the following benefits: • A clinically proven, less invasive alternative for spinal stenosis • Does not limit future treatment options • No general anesthesia, small incision • Lower rate of serious operative complications before and after the procedure
Spinal stenosis simple overview
Spinal stenosis is the result of aging and wear and tear on the spine from everyday activities. These changes cause the spinal canal to narrow which can pinch the nerves in the lower back. This is called lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The result is pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness in the back and legs.