The Minuteman® by Spinal Simplicity

The Minuteman® is a less invasive alternative to the traditional disk fusion procedures. In stabilizing the spine it has been demonstrated to be favorably comparable with screws and rods. This is specifically valuable for patients who are unable to withstand a traditional fusion surgery or a lengthy recovery period.

According to developer Spinal Simplicity, “The Minuteman® is a minimally invasive, interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the fixation and stabilization of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur. It is 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.”

The minuteman device is used as a minimally invasive treatment for Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Trauma, and Tumor. The procedure can be employed with a small incision in the side of the back. It is designed to provide immobilization and stabilization of the spinal segments. It’s core threaded post allows for simple, optimal placement and it’s availability in multiple sizes allows it to accommodate patients of all builds (8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm) for variations in patient anatomy.

The Benefits of Using The Minuteman®

Uniquely the minuteman procedure preserves the supraspinous ligament which helps the patient’s body maintain stabilization of the spinal column naturally and the lateral MIS approach removes lateral dissection of healthy tissue, therefore, neural monitoring is not necessary. This approach also allows surgeons to avoid upsetting or disrupting nearby neural and vascular structures.

The advantages of this approach cannot be overstated in that it doesn’t require retraction of the sensitive back muscles, bones, or nerves. This may lead to a shorter surgical time, less opportunity for blood loss, reduced hospital stays, and a faster recovery times. All of that means, lowered patient facing costs and happier patients.

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