The Superion® Interspinous Spacer (ISS) in an investigational medical device designed to relieve chronic pain caused by moderate lumbar spinal stenosis and may offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional spinal surgery. This may avoid the need for a large incision, and minimize bleeding and trauma to the body.
Superion® ISS is implanted between the spinous processes through a small skin incision. Once in place the device can act as a support column to open the passageways that contain the spinal cord and nerve roots. This reduces the compression on the nerves, resulting in potential pain relief and return to a more active lifestyle.