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Minuteman Fusion Plate

Remedy Pain Solutions uses the most advanced techniques and procedures to identify and address the root cause of spinal pain. We provide interventional and regenerative treatments that provide instant relief while encouraging your body to heal itself. Even when advanced procedures and medical implants are necessary for spinal fusion, we use minimally invasive procedures and devices, such as the Minuteman Fusion Plate.

If you’re suffering from degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, or undiagnosed spinal pain, please schedule a consultation with our interventional pain specialists in Marina del Rey or Manhattan Beach, California.

What is the Minuteman Fusion Plate?

The Minuteman Fusion Plate is a minimally-invasive fusion device meant for patients with degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, or spinal tumors. It’s a fusion device that stabilizes the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine while facilitating bone regeneration and fusion. The medical implant is attached to the posterior non-cervical spine, and the bone grafting material is placed within the implant to encourage spinal fusion. It stabilizes the spinal column and addresses the underlying spinal problems.

Benefits of the Minuteman Fusion Plate

Traditional spinal fusions require complex surgeries involving metal rods, braces, pedicle screws, and spinous process plates. The Minuteman Fusion Plate is performed with a small incision and no major surgeries, which, in turn, reduces the downtime and the risk of complications. It also simplifies bone grafting because the grafting material is placed within the device.

What Does the Minuteman Fusion Plate Treat?

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a progressive condition wherein the discs between the vertebrae break, bulge outwards, or deteriorate, leading to severe pain. The intervertebral discs have a crucial role — they provide padding between the vertebrae to prevent them from being damaged. However, injuries and age-related wear-and-tear make the discs disintegrate. They might become thinner due to the gradual loss of fluids, develop tears and cracks on the outer layers, or the insides might bulge out of the disc. Bulging or protruding discs can compress the surrounding nerve roots, leading to pain and discomfort.

If the disc is severely compromised, the vertebrae above and below the disc may have to be fused together. Vertebral fusion restores stability to the spine by removing the damaged disc. The Minuteman Fusion Plate facilitates spinal fusion and restores spinal stability without surgeries or extensive downtime.

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition wherein one of the lower vertebrae slips out of place and directly over the vertebrae lying underneath. It’s a painful condition that leads to persistent lower back pain, stiffness, thigh pain, and tight hamstrings. Spondylolisthesis can happen for numerous reasons, such as sporting injuries, birth defects, or genetic predisposition. But when it does, spinal fusion is one of the most effective long-term solutions for the problem.

Traditional spinal fusion procedures involve surgeries, metal rods, internal braces, and extended downtime. However, the Minuteman Fusion Plate restores spinal stability with a minimally invasive and safe procedure.

Spinal Trauma

Spinal trauma refers to severe injuries to the ligaments, discs, nerves, or vertebrae in the spinal column. It can happen due to a sudden accident or injury, such as sports injuries or car accidents. Or it can also happen gradually due to various underlying conditions, such as arthritis, inflammation, disc degeneration, cancer, and other problems. If the spinal cord damage affects the nerve roots running through the spinal column, you experience severe pain and discomfort.

Spinal fusion is necessary if the damage is severe enough that two vertebrae have to be fused together to restore stability. In that case, instead of opting for surgeries, the Minuteman Fusion Plate facilitates spinal fusion with a safe, minimally invasive procedure.

Spinal Tumor

A spinal tumor is a growth that develops within the spinal canal or the vertebrae. If it affects the vertebrae of the spinal column, then it’s called a vertebral tumor. Spinal tumors can grow in the cells of the spinal cord, in the surrounding membrane, or metastasize from other parts of the body. The tumors compress the spinal nerves and damage the surrounding tissues, leading to severe pain and discomfort.

Spinal fusion is often necessary after the partial or total removal of the spine in order to restore spinal stability. The Minuteman Fusion Plate facilitates spinal fusion and reconstruction via a minimally invasive procedure.

Candidates for the Minuteman Fusion Plate

At Remedy Pain Solutions, we favor non-surgical, interventional, and regenerative treatments that don’t involve complex surgeries, extended downtime, or narcotics. We identify and treat the root cause of spinal pains using advanced imaging techniques, such as MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, and X-rays. Our interventional pain specialists try to address your problem with conservative solutions, such as physical therapy, and we also use regenerative medicines to facilitate natural healing. We recommend the Minuteman Fusion Plate to patients experiencing severe degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, or spinal tumors.