Interspinous spacers are small devices implanted between the vertebral spinous processes. Interlaminar spacers are implanted between adjacent lamina and spinous processes purportedly to provide dynamic stabilization either following decompressive surgery or as an alternative to decompressive surgery.
The Minuteman® MIS Fusion Plate is a posterior, non-pedicle supplemental fixation device, intended for use at a single level in the non-cervical spine (T1-S1). It is intended for plate fixation/attachment to spinous processes for the purpose of achieving supplemental fusion
The Minuteman® is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral locking plates, and it is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device. It provides immobilization and stabilization of the spinal segments.
During the procedure, a 1-inch incision is made on the side of your body, dilation is used to access the spine, and the Minuteman® is implanted with bone graft material. This advantageous approach may lead to a shorter operative time, less blood loss, reduced hospital stay, and a faster recovery time.