Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
Nura offers the most innovative new spinal fusion surgery called the Minuteman G3R Fusion System. This less invasive procedure provides immediate relief with less patient stress and recovery time than traditional surgery.
The Minuteman spinal fusion procedure is proving to be highly effective in helping people who experience debilitating pain due to spondylolisthesis and/or lumbar spinal stenosis. In comparison to traditional spine fusion surgery, the Minuteman procedure offers several benefits:
- Can be performed as outpatient surgery in less than an hour via a small incision in the lower back.
- Patient goes home the same day and is usually able to resume activities of daily living within 24 hours.
- The spine stabilizing muscles, bones and ligaments remain intact after the surgery.
“Patients report virtually immediate pain relief after undergoing the Minuteman procedure,” states Dr. Stayner. “They consistently tell us that walking is noticeably more comfortable within just 20 minutes of completing surgery. Leg pain tends to resolve completely after inserting the device. Many patients report being able to reduce their use of opioid and other pain medications after the procedure. We even had one patient schedule the removal of their spinal cord stimulator because their pain relief was so profound.”
Here is how the Minuteman G3R Fusion System works
During this procedure, a 1-inch incision is made on the side of your body, dilation is used to access the spine, and the Minuteman G3R is implanted with bone graft material. The lateral approach does not require dissection or stripping of the sensitive back muscles, bones or nerves. The advantage of this approach may lead to a shorter operative time, less blood loss, reduced hospital stay, and a faster recovery time.
Read the press release about Dr. Stayner and the Minuteman procedures.
It is important to talk to your doctor about the best way to treat your back and/or leg pain. Your surgeon will decide if minimally invasive spine surgery is the right choice for your condition. In cases of severe spinal degeneration, traditional lumbar fusion may be the only appropriate option.
Is the Minuteman G3R System right for you?
If you suffer from chronic back and leg pain, and have not found relief from conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend minimally invasive spinal fusion. The following questions will help determine if the Minuteman G3R System is right for you.
- Does your back or leg pain worsen with prolonged standing or walking?
- Does your back or leg pain improve while you are sitting?
- Does leaning forward improve your pain?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for implantation of the Minuteman G3R. For people who are not able to physically handle a more traditional fusion or long recovery, the Minuteman G3R may be a particularly good option.