The GelFix™ Interspinous Spacer is a one piece posterior spinal distraction implant made from RMI’s biocompatible hydrogel. Implanted between the spinous process through a small incision, GelFix™ acts as a dynamic spacer restricting painful motion without adversely affecting other segmental motion.
GelFix™ increases space between the spinous processes in order to maintain flexion. GelFix™ is composed of a viscoelastic material that yields and provides a “soft-stop” in extension. As a result of the intrinsic nature of the polymer, the potential for complications such as spinous process breakage and subsidence may be reduced.
Gelfix® Lumbar Spine
Gelfix® is a hydrogel device that has been created to help patients with lower back pain to reduce their symptoms and in most cases, become pain free. Patients have reported a significant reduction of back pain and muscle weakness after placing the Gelfix® implant.
The implant is placed meticulously between the patient’s vertebrae. The implant has been designed to fit between the spinous process of adjacent vertebral segments.
A Gelfix® implant can be placed in healthy patients between the ages of 20 up to 75 years of age. It is important to consider that the healthier a patient is, the better candidate he/she can be for a Gelfix® implant. Candidacy for the surgery is evaluated on a patient to patient basis.