- Over 50% of poor surgical outcomes are attributed to
lateral spinal stenosis1
- As little as 30% facet joint removal may lead to
iO-Flex: Targeted Decompression from the Inside Out®
iO-Flex® System, a proprietary minimally invasive set of flexible instruments allowing surgeons to target lumbar spinal stenosis during spinal decompression procedures in all three regions of the spine: central canal, lateral recess, and neural foramen.
- Complete and Thorough Decompression
- Direct visualization of the thecal sac through a minimally invasive or open incision
- Patented flexible instruments provide direct decompression in lumbar surgery applications
- Targets and decompresses bone and soft tissue in all three regions of the spine: central canal, lateral recess, and neural foramen
3-Step Decompression Utilizing the iO-Flex System
STEP 1: ACCESS
Probe deploys across targeted impinging tissue to precisely deliver the wire
STEP 2: CONFIRMATION
Neuro Check® device helps confirm the wire is dorsal to the nerve root
STEP 3: DECOMPRESSION
MicroBlade Shaver® instrument performs precision removal of impinging bone and soft tissue
Assessment: Clinical Utility and Versatility
The iO-Flex System may be utilized to perform a direct decompression in a variety of surgical applications to treat Lumbar spinal stenosis.
- Jenis LG, An HS. Spine update: lumbar foraminal stenosis. Spine. 2000;25:389-94.
- Jane JA Jr, et al. Acquired lumbar stenosis: topic review and a case series. Neurosurg Focus. 1997;3(2):e6.
- Lauryssen C, et al. Facet preservation during decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis: A quantitative cadaveric comparison of the iO-Flex® System versus traditional microdecompression. White Paper 2011. MKT 1271.B.
- iO-Flex Study interim data as of March 7, 2012 (n=46).
- SPORT Spinal Stenosis, 2-year Outcomes subset: Patients with lateral recess and/or foraminal stenosis, up to 2 levels, and underwent decompression surgery without fusion (n=160). Data from Dartmouth.