What is Coflex used for?

What is Coflex used for?

How it Works. The Coflex device can be used to treat LSS and is a single-piece titanium implant that is stable, strong, and flexible enough to give your spine the support it needs. It provides spinal stability without the invasiveness and loss of mobility associated with spinal fusion.

How long does a Coflex device last?

The surgery to implant the coflex ® device typically lasts about one to two hours. As part of the coflex ® surgery, your surgeon will first remove part of the bone that is interfering with nerves, causing your pain. This step is called a decompression procedure.

How long does it take to recover from Coflex surgery?

Coflex surgery requires about 4 to 6 weeks for a complete recovery.

How much does Coflex surgery cost?

Costs will vary significantly with the type of insurance, location of the surgery and other regional factors. In 2017 the national average medicare payment for Coflex implant was $17,253 (4). If additional surgeries are required due to failure there would be additional costs.

Can Coflex be removed?

The coflex surgery may not help relieve pain in some patients, and you may need another surgery to remove the device. It is hard to predict who will not benefit from this surgery. Although uncommon, the device could be removed if necessary.

Is Coflex covered by Medicare?

Coverage Guidance from Surgalign Surgalign is focused on expanding patient access to the Coflex® technology. Coverage includes Medicare and no prior authorization is required for Parts A and B.

Can you have an MRI with a Coflex implant?

MRI Safety Non-clinical testing has shown that the Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® is MR conditional and can be scanned safely under the following conditions. Static magnetic field of 1.5-Tesla (1.5T) or 3.0-Tesla (3.0T). Spatial gradient field of up to: 11,230 G/cm (112.3 T/m) for 1.5T systems.

Is Coflex surgery painful?

In almost all cases, your pain will be significantly relieved, because the cause of the stenosis will have been surgically remedied. Some patients do experience some pain at the site of the incision, but this usually subsides considerably in the days and weeks following surgery.

Is Coflex FDA approved?


What happens if spinal stenosis is left untreated?

Rarely, untreated severe spinal stenosis may progress and cause permanent: Numbness. Weakness. Balance problems.