Surgical Treatment Options

When conservative treatment options fail to provide adequate relief, your spine specialist may recommend surgery to restabilize your spine. 

DSS® Stabilization System

The DSS® Stabilization System is made up of a “rigid” coupler and a “dynamic” coupler, also known as “connectors”, which are placed between the pedicle screws. The dynamic coupler is cylindrical and includes grooves along it to provide flexibility, while the rigid coupler is a more rigid construct that does not provide the same flexibility. 

While all pedicle screw systems can treat your spondylolisthesis, both the rigid coupler and the dynamic coupler of the DSS® Stabilization System are intended to treat spondylolisthesis. The system treats pain caused by spinal instability, and is designed to provide immobilization and stabilization of a spinal segment in addition to fusion. 

The DSS® Stabilization System can be used to treat several levels at one time if your surgeon believes that morethan one level needs to be fused. Your surgeon may use X-rays or some other method of viewing your spine and its condition to determine if you have spondylolisthesis.

While many patients may benefit from the DSS® Stabilization System we encourage you to speak with your spine specialist to see if you are a candidate for this device.

coflex® Interlaminar Technology

In many scenarios, spondylolisthesis accompanies other diseases such as spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease. If you have spondylolisthesis (up to Grade I) and moderate to severe spinal stenosis, you may be a candidate for the coflex® Interlaminar Technology. 

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only and does not replace having a conversation with your doctor.