Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer

Superion® Interspinous Spacer System

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The Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer (ISS) is a motion-preserving, indirect decompression spinal implant system for the treatment of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. Superion is the most advanced, least invasive and currently the only ISS available or in development.

Key Features of the Vertiflex Superion System Include:

•  One piece, expandable implant
•  Minimally invasive midline approach
•  Motion preserving
•  Tissue sparing and fully reversible

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The Superion ISS system is designed to deliver the implant through a single small incision in the patient’s back, utilizing VertiFlex’ proprietary interspinous access platform. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis and closed with a single suture. Once in place, it may reduce pressure on the nerves that cause pain and allow the return to a more active lifestyle.

Superion has been CE marked since 2007 and following a clinical study of 470 patients, was PMA approved by the FDA on May 20, 2015, clearing the way for U.S. commercialization. Superion has been implanted in over 2000 patients worldwide. To date, VertiFlex has compiled the largest, most rigorous, body of device clinical evidence, related to lumbar spinal stenosis.


What is Lumbar Stenosis and how can I treat it?

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative condition of the lumbar spine. As we age, the soft tissue or “discs” between the vertebrae (bones that make up the spine) become worn down. This causes the spinal canal to narrow which can put pressure on the nerves in the lower back. This pressure can lead to radiating leg, buttock, and/or groin pain. People with LSS typically cannot walk father than 50 feet without feeling this pain and find relief when sitting down or leaning forward.

A solution to LSS is Vertiflex’s Superion® Indirect Decompression System. This device acts as an extension blocker, allowing the spinal canal to stay extended when standing and relieving pressure on those affected nerves. Superion is an alternative to traditional surgery, offering a minimally invasive procedure that is simple, safe and effective. Superion’s effectiveness is validated by years of clinical research and is FDA approved. Ask Dr. McRoberts if Superion is right for you.