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What is Wallis implant?

What is Wallis implant?

The Wallis device is a spinal implant that is surgically inserted between the bones in your back (called vertebrae). The device is designed to relieve low back pain caused by degeneration or damage to a disc in your spine. Disc degeneration can change the normal movements and the overall strength of the spine.

How long does a Wallis implant last?

The Wallis device has seen postoperative short- and medium-term radiologic success regarding intersegmental stabilization, and investigators believe that patients with the Wallis implant can maintain positive outcomes over periods greater than 24 months [14].

What is a Wallis ligament?

The Wallis Interspinous implant, was developed as a minimally invasive and anatomically conserving procedure, without recourse to rigid fusion procedures. The initial finite element analysis and cadaver biomechanical studies showed that the Wallis ligament improves stability in the degenerate lumbar motion segment.

What is a Vertiflex implant?

The Vertiflex Procedure uses a small implant (the Superion® Indirect Decompression System) that is placed inside the spine to help prevent reduction of the space when standing or walking. This provides relief by lifting pressure off the nerves to alleviate leg and back pain symptoms that often accompany the condition.

What is Vertiflex Superion?

Vertiflex Superion is a new procedure developed to treat spinal stenosis. The device is placed rather simply. It is placed delicately between the posterior aspects, or back part, of the spine. It prevents extension of the spine while still allowing flexion.

How much pain is normal after microdiscectomy?

You can expect your back to feel stiff or sore after surgery. This should improve in the weeks after surgery. You may have relief from your symptoms right away, or you may get better over days or weeks. In the weeks after your surgery, it may be hard to sit or stand in one position for very long.

When did I get A Wallis ligament fitted?

I had a Wallis Ligament fitted in Feb 2007 at the age of 43 after a very bad impingement left me almost bed ridden for 3 months. I was very lucky in that I had private medal insurance and was able to get the operation done quickly and it is the best thing I have ever done for my back.

When do you need a diskectomy for back pain?

Your doctor may recommend diskectomy if: 1 You have trouble standing or walking because of nerve weakness 2 Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy or steroid injections, fails to improve your symptoms after six to 12 weeks 3 Pain radiating into your buttocks, legs, arms or chest becomes too much to manage

Is there a waiting list for lumbar decompression surgery?

If you and your consultant decide you could benefit from lumbar decompression surgery, you’ll be put on a waiting list. Your doctor or surgeon should be able to tell you how long you’re likely to have to wait. Read more about NHS waiting times.

When does leg pain go away after lumbar decompression surgery?

Lumbar Decompression Back Surgery Sometimes this is a temporary condition as the nerve root or roots take time to heal. This can take days to weeks. If the pain is still there after 3 months, it is unlikely to improve on its own. Below are a few reason why leg pain may persist after surgery.

What kind of surgery is Wallis ligament stabilisation?

The options for me was a spinal fusion or wallis ligament surgery. Because of my age (25) he wanted to stay away from the fusion as thats a last resort. Anyway i had a lumbar decompresion and wallis implant on 2 levels, L4/L5 and L5/S1.

When do you have to have a lumbar discectomy?

Lumbar Discectomy Surgery. Lumbar discectomy surgery is performed whenever a herniated disc is pinching nerves in your back. Some doctors prefer to use an open approach when performing lumbar discectomy. This requires a large incision and dissection of your back muscles.

What to do in 6 weeks after lumbar microdiscectomy?

By 6 weeks after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, many patients have returned to most of their regular activities, such as driving, household chores, and light amounts of outdoor work. A physical therapy program may be advised at this point to help improve the back’s strength and flexibility.

Lumbar Decompression Back Surgery Sometimes this is a temporary condition as the nerve root or roots take time to heal. This can take days to weeks. If the pain is still there after 3 months, it is unlikely to improve on its own. Below are a few reason why leg pain may persist after surgery.