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Another spinal fusion alternative is The DSS Stabilization System® by Paradigm Spine.
The DSS system provides Semi-Rigid and Rigid Stabilization for customized Spine Stabilization according to Pathology at the Functional Spine Unit (FSU).
It allows Multilevel, Semi-Rigid Spine Stabilization or Single Level Rigid Spine Stabilization as an adjunct to fusion or in Disc Replacement Hybrid Surgeries where additional stability is required.
The DSS Stabilization System's Modularity provides flexibility to match anatomy and the rigidity of the stabilization required.
The DSS Stabilization System also hes Cannulated polyaxial screws for precise Minimally Invasive Surgery approach
The DSS® System allows various fixation configurations to address patients with an array of lumbar spine anatomies and pathologies.
In the last decades medical technology has moved forward at a faster than ever pace. Yet most spine surgeons remain stuck in the past, limited by regulation they are still using fusion or outdated disc replacement technology.
Due to FDA restrictions, limitations of the approved products, and the inexperience of many surgeons, many patients will be exposed to unnecessary risk, get debilitating fusion surgery, or continue to suffer needlessly. Most, never knowing there are better options available, technology that can preserve the natural motion of the spine, and surgeons with the experience required to help them.
Why avoid fusion surgery?
There are several concerns with spine fusion surgery. Overall success rates are very low and the recovery is long and painful. Even after a "successful" spine fusion, problems begin to develop soon after the surgery. The segments next to the fusion have more forces applied causing "adjacent level degeneration" which studies have shown will lead to additional pain and surgeries.
Many people ask what are the other alternatives to spinal fusion surgery besides disc replacement options?
The DCI® Dynamic Cervical Implant
The DCI® Dynamic Cervical Implant bridges the gap between fusion and disc replacement options by addressing the potential downsides of fusion and by offering the advantages of motion preservation to a wider patient population.
The Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is a new, non-fusion solution that allows you to be able to do the things you love most! The coflex® device is a titanium metal implant that helps keep your spine stable after surgical decompression. The coflex® device also helps maintain the normal foraminal height and motion in your spine where the coflex® was implanted. It’s amazingly strong, yet simple, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together.