Used to manage and treat various conditions and diseases of the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine—such as deteriorating, ruptured or herniated discs, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, all of which can cause severe pain and loss of motion—percutaneous pedicle screws are implanted to stabilize the spine where necessary by holding together intervertebral discs and other bones.

Utilized especially in surgeries such as lumbar interbody fusions, the instruments or “hardware” are inserted during open surgery to the back and remain in place for the remainder of the patient’s life.

Made of a strong metal, an overriding benefit of percutaneous pedicle screws is that they can be used without damaging other portions of the back as they won’t react to or cause a reaction of the surrounding tissue or muscles. Further, long-term results with the instrumentation have proven to be excellent.