Vertiflex Spine:  Superion® Indirect Decompression System

  • Simple outpatient procedure
  • Rapid recovery time
  • No destabilization of the spine
  • Preserves motion
  • FDA approved
  • Proven clinical results

Superion® is a new minimally invasive treatment for lumbar stenosis that fills the gap between conservative care and invasive surgery.  Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, compressing the nerves travelling through the lower back into the legs.  It is often typically a degenerative condition that affects patients 50 and older and is categorized with symptoms that may include; pain, weakness, stiffness or numbness in the legs, calves or buttocks, and difficulty walking or standing.  In rare cases, loss of motor function of the legs and/or loss of normal bowel or bladder function may occur.

The Superion® implant acts as an indirect decompression device and is implanted through a small dime-sized tube to reduce tissue damage and blood loss.  Its anatomic design provides optimal fit and preserves a patient’s anatomy and ability to maintain motion.  It acts as an extension blocker or spacer, relieving pressure on the affected nerves.  Superion® is available in multiple sizes to accommodate varying anatomical structure and is shown to be an effective alternative when conservative treatment has failed and invasive surgery too aggressive.