The following is a sampling of products offered
by Zimmer Spine for use in Minimally Invasive
(MIS) Lumbar Fusion procedures.
The FlexPosureÂ® Portal allows
surgeons to perform a range of minimally
invasive lumbar spine surgeries including discectomy,
decompression, fixation and fusion. The same
posterior implants from an open procedure can be
placed using a muscle and tissue preserving access,
all through two 30mm incisions.
PathFinderÂ® Minimally Invasive Pedical
Screw System is a device used in lower
back surgery for spinal fusion procedures
that requires only two small incisions
approximately 2-3cm in length. A pioneer
in MIS surgery, the PathFinder systemâ€™s
muscle sparing approach was designed with
both the patient and surgeon in mind by
making the procedure simple, intuitive and
reproducible by combining the familiarity of
a traditional open procedure with the
benefits of a minimalist approach.
Making an Informed Decision
The decision to have surgery is sometimes difficult.
This publication is not intended to replace the
experience and counsel of a physician. Rather, it is
meant to educate and empower you as a patient.
Your surgeon will be happy to answer any questions
you might have. You may also call your surgeonâ€™s
office and arrange to speak with someone who has
had lumbar surgery and can share that experience
with you. Itâ€™s just another way you can learn about
the procedure and what to expect.
Your results may vary. The outcomes of spinal fusion
depend on each patientâ€™s personal circumstances.
As with any surgery, the outcome can depend on
individual factors like weight, activity level, bone
quality, and how well the physical therapy routine is
followed after surgery. All patients may not experience
every potential benefit. These points should be
discussed with the surgeon before the operation.
1 Data on file Zimmer Spine, Inc.
5301 Riata Park Court, Building F
Austin, Texas 78727
7375 Bush Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55439