The interlaminar and the narrowest distances at the L3/4 and L4/5 interspinous
spaces and location of the intercrestal line in Thai cadavers.
Target: PrimaLOK SP Interspinous
Fusion System and PrimaLOK FF Facet Fixation System
s Superion Interspinous
Spacer System, clearing the way for commercialisation in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.
In this technique, interspinous
and supraspinous ligaments are put aside, and ligamentum flavum is the first resistance with which one might encounter.
In 60 chapters, spine and other surgeons mainly from the US, but also the UK, Canada, India, and Korea, first review surgical anatomy through descriptions of the most common surgical approaches, with information on indications, postoperative care, and complications, then describe specific techniques based on the location of the spine, including newer technologies like disk arthroplasty, interspinous
spacers, and minimally invasive techniques, discussing anatomy, indications, treatment alternatives, preoperative planning, postoperative considerations, and complications.
However, a newer less-invasive surgical technique called X-STOP interspinous
process device is available for the treatment of neurogenic intermittent claudication because of lumbar spinal stenosis.
Ossification of the supraspinous and interspinous
ligaments produces a characteristic single or double radio-dense sign on the AP view of the spine (Fig.
The L4/5 interspinous
space is usually identified after drawing a line between the iliac crests (6).
Pain relief was similar in both groups, going from 70 to 26 in the group that received a nerve root injection and from 63 to 23 in the interspinous
These ranged from nerve root injections (n=23, tariff 522 [pounds sterling]), discography (n=3, tariff 615 [pounds sterling]), microdiscectomy and interspinous
distraction (n=2, tariff 3192 [pounds sterling]), decompression, fusions and instrumentation (n= 5, tariff 4252 [pounds sterling]-5140 [pounds sterling]), and kyphoplasty (n=1, tariff negotiated: no HRG code.
Patent 7,846,185 (December 7, 2010), "Expandable Interspinous
Process Implant and Method of Installing Same," Thomas Carls, Kent M.
A, et al, A prospective randomized multi-center study for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with tha X STOP interspinous
implant: 1-year results.