Posterior arthrodesis, also known as the Minuteman procedure, offers a minimally invasive approach to stabilizing and fusing the thoracic and lumbar spine.

How It Works

The procedure involves inserting a specialized device that is attached to the back of the spine using bilateral fixation plates connecting to the spinous processes. This device, when coupled with bone graft material, facilitates stabilization and fusion of the spine.

Procedure Details

Posterior arthrodesis provides stability, prevents movement, and aids in fusing different sections of the spine. With its threaded post design, it allows for precise placement and comes in various sizes to better fit individual spine shapes.

The Benefits

By stabilizing and fusing the spine, posterior arthrodesis offers relief from pain and improved spinal function. It helps enhance mobility, reduces the risk of further spinal damage, and promotes better overall spine health and alignment. Additionally, its minimally invasive nature typically results in shorter recovery times and reduced post-operative discomfort compared to traditional open surgeries.