Posterior Fixation

Posterior fixation for the thoracolumbar spine is a procedure intended to provide (re)alignment and stabilization of spinal segments throughout the healing process, allowing fusion to occur.

Clinical benefits

Posterior fixation

The treatment goals of posterior fixation surgery, whether it be an open, MAS, or hybrid technique, are generally recognized to be the same. These goals include decompression in cases where there is nerve compression, realignment and restoration of sagittal balance in cases where there is clinically relevant deformity, and stabilization and/or fusion in cases where there is instability.

The NuVasive posterior fixation portfolio represents an evolution of posterior fixation technology designed to facilitate the preservation and restoration of patient alignment, while addressing a vast array of spinal pathologies from an open, MAS®, or hybrid approach.

Is posterior fixation right for me?

Your physician might determine posterior fixation is a good option for you if you require additional support for your fusion procedure. Interbody fusion is a surgical technique that attempts to eliminate instability in the back.

Conversely, your physician may determine that posterior fixation is not a good option for you. It is important to discuss this with your physician in order to determine the best course of treatment for you. This procedure may be used to treat the following conditions:

Degenerative disc disease DDD Degenerative spondylolisthesis with objective evidence of neurologic impairment Degenerative scoliosis

What is The Better Way Back?

A patient community dedicated to providing hope, support, and information to the millions who are suffering from chronic back, leg, or neck pain.

Visit The Better Way Back

Technologies Commonly Used

NuVasive offers a full-line portfolio of products for minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions. Procedurally-based solutions may include:
For further information about NuVasive products including indications for use, contraindications, warnings, and precautions, visit the eIFU page.