Evolution of Technology

Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion Device

Interspinous-interlaminar fusion devices are intended for the fixation and stabilization of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur. These devices are 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.

Evolution of Procedure

Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion

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. The lateral approach does not require dissection or stripping of the sensitive back muscles, bones or nerves. This advantageous approach may lead to a shorter operative time, less blood loss, reduced hospital stay, and a faster recovery time. Watch our animation below.