Patients' Guide to Non-Fusion, Motion Preserving Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization™ Technology

Patients From the coflex® Study Outperformed Fusion Patients in All Clinical Measurements*

Reginald Davis, MD—Principal Study Investigator, Comment

The coflex® procedure was studied and compared to pedicle screw fusion surgery after decompression in an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial.

The coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization™ device is a non-fusion implant that preserves motion Fusion surgery uses rods and pedicle screws for rigid fixation


The study's principal investigator, Reginald Davis, MD stated, "This is the first time a new spinal technology is proven to be better and more effective than the historical gold standard and is still actually lower cost. I am excited to be able to provide coflex® to my patients without the need for fusion through a simple, motion preserving, and minimally invasive bone saving surgical technique."2

Patients from the coflex® study outperformed fusion patients in all clinical measurements*

  • coflex® patients were more satisfied with their outcome
    94% of coflex® patients were satisfied with their outcome, compared to 87% of fusion patients at two years
  • coflex® patients had faster relief of their symptoms
    90% of coflex® patients had early relief of their spinal stenosis symptoms, compared to 77% of fusion patients at six weeks
  • coflex® patients had lasting relief of their symptoms
    88% of coflex® patients had lasting relief of their spinal stenosis symptoms, compared to 78% of fusion patients at two years
  • coflex® surgeries were 36% faster compared to fusion surgeries
    (98 minutes vs. 153 minutes)
  • coflex® patients stayed one less day in the hospital compared to fusion patients (1.9 days vs. 3.2 days)
  • coflex® patients had less blood loss during surgery compared to fusion patients (110cc vs. 349cc)

*This data is based on validated pain and function measurements from a randomized FDA clinical study comparing the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization™ technology to pedicle screw fusion surgery for moderate to severe spinal stenosis.

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This content is for educational purposes only and does not replace having a conversation with your physician. Discuss your alternatives with your physician and select the treatment method that best seems to meet your current pain level and lifestyle. Please keep in mind that treatment and outcome results vary among patients.

Updated on: 01/28/16
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