The spinous process is the bony protrusions felt from the back. In the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the spine, the spinous processes of each vertebra serve as a site of attachment for various muscles and their ligaments.
The spinous process fixation may be used for:
- Patients with degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, trauma and/or tumor.
- Patients with symptoms such as low back pain and/or pain radiating through the hips and legs.
- Impaired ability to function within the moderate range of motion in teh spine.
- People who may have undergone at least six months of non-surgical treatment, including medications, injections, PT, restriction of activities or who were prescribed bed rest with no success.
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