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									                 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis:
                 Symptoms and Treatment

              Presented by:
              Hazem Eltahawy M.D., PhD, FRCS
              University Neuologic Surgeons

              January 30th, 2010
      Introduction
      Anatomy of the Spine – Helpful Terms
      Clinical Presentation
      Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      Treatment Options
         Non-Operative   & Surgical Treatment
        A    New Alternative

 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
      8 - 11% Incidence of LSS in the U.S.1
      LSS is the most common reason for spine
       surgery in older people2
      More than 125,000 laminectomy procedures
       were performed for LSS in 20033
      Financial impact and lost work hours reaches
       billions of dollars each year in the U.S.4
                   1.   Murphy et al, BMC Musculoskeletal disorders, 2006, Jenis et al, Spine 2000.
                   2.   Murphy et al, BMC Musculoskeletal disorders, Sepals, European Spine Journal, 2003
                   3.   The Ortho FactBook™; U.S. 5th Edition; Solucient, LLC and Verispan, LLC
                   4.   Knowledge Enterprises, Inc.

              Anatomy of the Spine

 Anatomy of the Spine
your spine:
Helpful Terms

                          Spinous Process
                         Lumbar Spine
                 Disc    (L1-L5)


 Anatomy of the Spine
 Understanding your spine: Helpful Terms

  Extension – occurs         Flexion – Occurs when
  when standing              sitting or bending forward

                Healthy                                  Stenotic
  Nerve Root                      Intervertebral
                                                                          Nerve Root

                                     Bone                               Ligament
                                  (Facet Joint)                          Flavum

     Vertebrae provide support for               As we age, ligaments and bone
      your head and body                           can thicken
     Discs act as “shock absorbers”              Narrowing is called “stenosis”
     Vertebra protects spinal cord               Narrowing impinges on nerves
     Nerves have space and are not                in spinal canal and nerve roots
      pinched                                      exiting to the legs
                                                  Result - pain & numbness in
                                                   back and legs
 Symptom Presentation of LSS

 • Standing provokes   • Patients lean        • Sitting or bending
   symptoms              forward while          forward relieves
 • Pain/weakness in      walking to relieve     symptoms
   the legs              symptoms

 Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

 Classic Symptoms
  Dull or aching back pain spreading
   to your legs
  Numbness and “pins and needles” in
   your legs, calves or buttocks
  Weakness, or a loss of balance
  A decreased endurance for physical

 Disease Burden of LSS

 Lack of activity may lead to:
  Obesity
  General physical deterioration
  Depression/other psychological problems
  Worsening of co-morbidities

              Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Agency for Health and Quality 2004
              Treatment Options

                     LSS Treatment Options
              Spinal Stenosis Symptoms: Continuum of Care
              Mild                  Moderate         Severe

    Non Operative Care                          Surgical Care
     Epidural injections                        Laminectomy

     Physical therapy                           Laminectomy with
     NSAIDs & other drugs
                                                 MEDL
     Lifestyle modification
                                                 Laminotomy-
     Exercise & weight reduction                  facetectomy

 LSS Treatment Options
 Standard of Care: Mild to Moderate Symptoms

 Non-operative care
  Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
             Reduce swelling and pain, and analgesics to relieve pain
     Epidural Steroid Injection
             Reduce swelling and treat acute pain that radiates to hips or
              down the legs
             May be temporary
             Usually no more than 3 injections every six months
     Physical Therapy, Exercise & Weight Reduction
             To help stabilize the spine
             Build endurance
             Self-limiting activities of daily living

 LSS Treatment Options
 Standard of Care: More Severe Symptoms

  Referred to as “unroofing” the spine
  Removal of parts of the vertebra, including:
             Lamina (bone)
             Attached ligaments
             Facets (bone)
             Part of your disc
     Goal: relieve pressure on spinal cord and nerves
      by increasing area around spinal canal and neural
     Most common surgery for stenosis, may require a
     General anesthesia1,2
     In-patient procedure1,2
     OR time: 1.5 – 4.5 hours1,2
     Length of hospital stay: 4 days1,2

                                                          1.   Turner – Spine 1992
1600xxxx-xx                                               2.   Atlas - Clin Orth Rel Res 2006.
                     LSS Treatment Options
               Spinal Stenosis Symptoms: Continuum of Care
              Mild               Moderate             Severe

    Non Operative Care                           Surgical Care
     Epidural injections                         Laminectomy

     Physical therapy                            Laminectomy with
     NSAIDs & other drugs
                                                  MEDL
     Lifestyle modification
                                                  Laminotomy-

              X-STOP Spacer for
              Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

 The X-STOP Spacer
                      Pre-Op                     Post-Op

        X-STOP Spacer is implanted between spinous processes,
         separating and relieving pinched nerves
        Designed to remain safely and permanently in place
        The first Interspinous Spacer approved by FDA to treat the
         symptoms of LSS
 The X-STOP Spacer

        Minimally Invasive procedure
        Rapidly alleviates pain
        Typically doesn’t require the
         removal of bone or tissue
        Can be done under local
        Low rate of complications1,2
        Not attached to bone or ligaments
         in your back

                           1.   Zucherman – Spine 2005
                           2.   X-STOP® IPD® System Instructions For Use (IFU)
 The X-STOP Spacer

      Spacer only limits
      Wings prevent lateral
       and anterior migration
      Preserves your
       supraspinous ligament,
       prevents posterior       Supraspinous
      Preserves anatomy
      Treats LSS symptoms,     process
       not “anatomy”

X-STOP Superior to Non-operative Care
                    Patients with Clinically Significant Improvement
                        (Indicated Population, 24-month follow-up)
                                                                                      X-STOP (n = 73)
                                                                                      Control (n = 66)
              64%                  66%
    50%                                                                      56%                  54%

                                                                  24%                                       6%
                        17%                  17%                                           6%
               Symptom              Physical             Patient                ZCQ                 Overall
               Severity             Function           Satisfaction           Success             Treatment
                                                                               (all 3 criteria)    Success
     Differences between X-STOP and Control groups statistically significant (p < 0.001) at all follow-up intervals.

     SOURCE: X-STOP® IPD® System Summary of Safety and Effectiveness (SSE); Includes all study sites.
 The X-STOP Spacer

 Compared to traditional LSS surgery,
   X-STOP benefits include:
  Can be done under local
  Can be done as an outpatient
  Typically no bone or soft tissue
  Quick recovery time

 Are you a candidate?
 The X-STOP Spacer is indicated for:
  People aged 50 or older
  Pain or weakness in the legs
  Confirmed diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis
  Moderately impaired physical function
  Experience symptom relief in flexion (sitting)
  Completed 6 months of non-operative treatment
  Operative treatment indicated at one or two
   lumbar levels (but no more than 2 levels)
              See X-STOP® IPD® System Instructions For Use (IFU) for complete product labeling

              Questions &

    X-STOP® IPD® System
    Instructions For Use (IFU)
 Indication for Use
 The X STOP Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD) System
 (“X STOP”) is indicated for treatment of patients aged 50 or older
 suffering from neurogenic intermittent claudication secondary to a
 confirmed diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (with X-Ray, MRI,
 and/or CT evidence of thickened ligamentum flavum, narrowed
 lateral recess and/or central canal narrowing). The X STOP is
 indicated for those patients with moderately impaired physical
 function who experience relief in flexion from their symptoms of
 leg/buttock/groin pain, with or without back pain, and have
 undergone a regimen of at least 6 months of nonoperative
 treatment. The X STOP may be implanted at one or two lumbar
 levels in patients in whom operative treatment is indicated at no
 more than two levels.

     X-STOP® IPD® System
     Instructions For Use (IFU)
 The X STOP is contraindicated in patients with:
  an allergy to titanium or titanium alloy;
  spinal anatomy or disease that would prevent implantation of the device or
   cause the device to be unstable in situ, such as:
        significant instability of the lumbar spine, e.g., isthmic spondylolisthesis or
         degenerative spondylolisthesis greater than grade 1.0 (on a scale of 1 to 4);
        an ankylosed segment at the affected level(s);
        acute fracture of the spinous process or pars interarticularis
        significant scoliosis (Cobb angle greater than 25 degrees);
    cauda equina syndrome defined as neural compression causing neurogenic
     bowel or bladder dysfunction;
    diagnosis of severe osteoporosis, defined as bone mineral density (from DEXA
     scan or some comparable study) in the spine or hip that is more than 2.5 SD
     below the mean of adult normals in the presence of one or more fragility
    active systemic infection or infection localized to the site of implantation.

    X-STOP® IPD® System
    Instructions For Use (IFU)
  The X STOP implant must be placed in the concavity between the spinous processes. Posterior
   positioning of the implant may result in dislodgement. If correct placement of the implant cannot be
   achieved due to variant anatomy, the surgeon should consider aborting the procedure because incorrect
   placement may result in device dislodgement, particularly if the patient experiences a traumatic event.
  Radiological evidence of stenosis must be correlated with the patient’s symptoms before the diagnosis
    can be confirmed.
  If the spinous processes at the affected level are not distracted in flexion, the X STOP may not be
  The safety and effectiveness of the X STOP device has not been studied in patients with the following
    conditions: axial back pain without leg, buttock or groin pain; symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis at
    more than 2 levels; prior lumbar spine surgery; significant peripheral neuropathy; acute denervation
    secondary to radiculopathy; Paget’s disease; vertebral metastases; morbid obesity; pregnancy; a fixed
    motor deficit; angina; active rheumatoid arthritis; peripheral vascular disease; advanced diabetes or any
    other systemic disease that may affect the patient’s ability to walk.
  Surgeons should not implant the X STOP until receiving adequate training regarding surgical technique.
    Inadequate training may result in poor patient outcomes and/or increased rates of adverse events.
  A stress fracture of the spinous process may occur if strenuous physical activity is resumed too soon
  The X STOP is supplied sterile; however, the instruments are supplied non-sterile and must be properly
    cleaned and sterilized prior to surgery.

     X-STOP® IPD® System
     Instructions For Use (IFU)
 Potential Adverse Events
  The following potential adverse events may occur as a result of interspinous process
   decompression with the X-STOP system; some of these adverse events were
   reported in the Pivotal Clinical Trial. X-STOP system related: implant
   dislodgement/migration; implant not positioned correctly; fracture of the spinous
   process; additional surgery, which could include removal of the X-STOP implant;
   foreign body reaction; mechanical failure of the device; failure of the
   device/procedure to improve symptoms and/or function. Surgery Related: reactions
   to anesthesia; myocardial infarction; infection; blood vessel damage/bleeding; deep
   vein thrombosis; hematoma; pneumonia; neurological system compromise; stroke;
   nerve injury or spinal cord damage; paralysis; thrombus formation; wound
   dehiscence or delayed healing; pain/discomfort at the operative site; and death.

    Note: Medication or additional surgery may be necessary to correct some of these
     potential adverse events.


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