Getting the X-StopPK® Device

Our X-StopPK® device is inserted through a small incision in your back, often using just local anaesthesia. The procedure takes anywhere from 25-40 minutes, but the pain relief and improved physical function may last for years.

The X-StopPK® implant is a device designed to keep the space between your spinous processes open, so that when you stand upright, the nerves in your back will not be pinched or cause pain.

The X-StopPK® implant is a device that has been clinically proven to treat the major symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) by reducing pain and improving physical function, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and leading to overall treatment success.

Is It Right for You?

This procedure is indicated for patients with mild to moderate lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic intermittent claudication. A diagnosis of LSS should be confirmed by your doctor with x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computerized tomography (CT) scan.

Surgery: What to Expect

The device is implanted during a minimally invasive spine procedure and placed between two bones called spinous processes in your back.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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