Are you a candidate for the X-STOP® procedure?
The X-STOP is indicated for patients aged 50 or older who have lumbar spinal
stenosis. A diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis should be confirmed by
a doctor with X-ray, MRI or CT scans. The X-STOP is indicated for patients
impaired ability to function, who experience relief from their pain symptoms
when bending forward. Patients receiving the X-STOP should have already
been under a doctor’s care and getting non-surgical treatment for their symptoms for at least 6 months. The
X-STOP may be implanted at one or two levels of the lumbar spine.
Who should not receive it?
The X-STOP should not be used if you have:
- an allergy to titanium or titanium alloy
- spinal anatomy that would prevent implantation of the device or cause the device to be unstable in your body
- cauda equina syndrome, which is a spinal nerve compression that causes bowel or bladder dysfunction
- bone fractures or a diagnosis of severe Osteoporosis
- an infection in your blood or anywhere near your lower back where the surgery is planned.
Preparing for Surgery
If you and your surgeon elect to go ahead with X-STOP IPD, there are several
things you can do to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your surgery.
You can increase the likelihood of a successful outcome by eating well-balanced
nutritional meals as far in advance of your procedure as possible. Poor nutrition
can reduce the body’s ability to heal itself.
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