Procedures – Stabilink
Stabilink is a procedure that uses small implants to fixate the lumbar spine. Incisions in the skin between 2 and 4 cm are made to place the small titanium implants. The implants are then set between spinous processes, which are located outside the spinal canal and away from nerves.
How is it done?
A particular tool inserts and links the interspinous implants together. It is performed as an outpatient procedure.
What is it used for?
This procedure can be used to treat a variety of back pain issues including degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, trauma, and disc herniations. These fixated implants protect the body from bending too far backward, and limits twisting range of motion as well as lateral bending.