Dr. Adam Lewis, MD
“The Minuteman® interspinous-interlaminar fusion device by Spinal Simplicity is a great addition to my practice.
“The Minuteman® implant provides indirect decompression with posterior stabilization through a minimally invasive approach. When performing a direct lateral interbody fusion approach, I like to deploy the Minuteman® device through the same incision. In addition, I use the Minuteman® device in conjunction with an expandable posterior interbody cage to provide a 360 degree fusion of the spine. Placement of the Minuteman® device can be performed through either a lateral or prone position and the entire operation often takes less than 20 minutes.
“There is a large graft window with a titaninum cage that provides an excellent fusion scaffold. The muscle sparing approach eliminates dead space where a hematoma or infection can develop. This is a significant benefit in high risk patients and an ideal option for patients in the outpatient or ambulatory surgery setting.”