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Stabilization without Fusion – The TOPS™ System Solution for Treating Spinal Stenosis
Back Pain and Leg Pain?
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Patients have a new treatment option for spinal stenosis and debilitating pain in the lower back and legs. The TOPS™ System, a mechanical implant device, offers a superior surgical alternative to spinal fusion surgery for patients with moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis and related spinal conditions. TOPS Posterior Arthroplasty System addresses two critical functions of the spine – maintaining stability and preserving motion. In a Posterior Arthroplasty procedure, the surgeon removes the bony elements that press on nerves. Thereafter, the doctor implants the TOPS System to stabilize and reestablish a controlled range of movement of the posterior spine, which enables patients with symptoms of spinal stenosis including lower back pain, sciatica, and pain in the legs while walking (spinal claudication) to regain their ability to bend, flex, walk, and enjoy the normal activities of life that were so painful before surgery.
Attaining Superior Clinical Outcomes for Surgical Decompression Patients
The TOPS™ System allows motion in all directions – flexion, extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation. At the same time it also blocks sheer forces, which are naturally exerted on the lower spine and can be detrimental. Clinically proven to provide immediate and sustained pain relief and improvement in quality of life, Premia Spine’s TOPS™ System has also been demonstrated to provide better outcomes than lumbar spinal fusion surgery for appropriate patients. The TOPS System provides three major benefits for the treatment of spinal stenosis. First, the procedure stabilizes the posterior spine and reestablishes a controlled range of movement. Second, patients regain their ability to bend, flex, walk, and enjoy the normal activities of life. Third, and most importantly, patients experience immediate and sustained pain relief. Clinical studies conducted since 2005 show the TOPS System alleviates persistent leg and low back pain for patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis with or without spondylolisthesis (a slipped disc) and facet arthrosis (bone spurs). Do you have symptoms of spinal stenosis? Click on the testimonials to hear from people who suffered as you do. And talk to your doctor about all your treatment options, and find out if Posterior Arthroplasty is the right solution for you.