SPINAL SIMPLICITY

If you suffer from chronic back or leg pain, and have not found relief from
conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend Minuteman®.

Minuteman Implant
Minuteman Spinal Simplicity

Spinal Simplicity’s Minuteman® is an interspinous-interlaminar fusion device. It is intended for the stabilization and fusion of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. The device is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral fixation plates. The Minuteman® is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device.

The Minuteman® provides immobilization, stabilization, and fusion of the spinal segments. The core threaded post allows for optimal placement and a wide range of sizes allows for enhanced anatomical fit.

Conditions Treated

The Minuteman® G5 Implant is indicated to treat patients with Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis.  Generally, patients who could be eligible for Minuteman have not found lasting relief with conservative therapies like Physical Therapy, Epidural Steroid Injections, Medial Branch Blocks & Radio Frequency Ablations (RFA’s).

Patients are typically unable to walk very far before having to stop (Neurogenic Claudication) and can’t sit for long without having to stand or they may have pain radiating down their legs (Radicular Pain). Patients could complain about pain and weakness in their legs and pain in their low back.  To find relief, some patients may flex their back (commonly called shopping cart syndrome) to temporarily relieve pressure off their spine.  Minuteman indirectly decompresses the spine and is designed to create more room in the spinal canal and stabilize the spine so patients can experience pain relief and improved daily functions.

It is important you talk to your doctor about the best way to treat your back and/or leg pain. Your doctor will decide if the Minuteman® implant is the right choice for your condition.

Scientific Publications

Spinal Simplicity is dedicated to advancing spine care through the dissemination of high-quality research. Below, you will find publications that focus on the technology and its impact on the field. To access the publications, simply click on the images below.

{"Posterolateral fusion with the Minuteman device has been transformative for my patients. This approach carries the advantage of a minimal incision, a muscle sparing technique, and a low profile implant. Patients appreciate the in and out surgery and short recovery period. Our recent multi-center study reinforced safety and efficacy, and I'm looking forward to continuing to review the growing body of evidence supporting the procedure. It is great to give patients hope where there was none, and to partner with patients to help them regain their functionality."{
Usman Latif, MD, MBA
{"Since offering the Minuteman, we have seen many positive life changes in our patients. This muscle sparing approach allows for a wider range of patients to be considered candidates. Specifically, those patients that cannot afford to miss work, don’t have enough time off allowance, or lack the recovery support needed after a traditional fusion. One of my favorite cases was a single female bartender in her mid 60’s struggling to balance her physically demanding work schedule and her crippling back and leg pain. Minuteman has given the patient her independence back, with minimal disruptions to her life. This is what truly helping people looks like."{
Chelsea Martin, Physician Assistant in Florida
Chelsea Martin, PA-C
{"As a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 30 years experience, I have found that the Minuteman implant provides a groundbreaking solution for patients suffering with back pain. The procedure is not only virtually painless and risk-free, but it also rapid relief and enables patients to quickly resume their regular daily activities with remarkable ease."{
Tim Johans, MD
{"The Minuteman device allows me to back up a lateral lumbar inter body fusion with posterior fixation using the least invasive approach. The Minuteman approach allows me to perform posterior fusion and stabilization through the same incisions used for the lateral inter body fusion avoiding the morbidity of a direct posterior approach and allowing for a single position 360 fusion."{
Adam Lewis Neurosurgeon
Adam Lewis, MD
Usman Latif, MD, MBA
{"Posterolateral fusion with the Minuteman device has been transformative for my patients. This approach carries the advantage of a minimal incision, a muscle sparing technique, and a low profile implant. Patients appreciate the in and out surgery and short recovery period. Our recent multi-center study reinforced safety and efficacy, and I'm looking forward to continuing to review the growing body of evidence supporting the procedure. It is great to give patients hope where there was none, and to partner with patients to help them regain their functionality."{
Chelsea Martin, Physician Assistant in Florida
Chelsea Martin, PA-C
{"Since offering the Minuteman, we have seen many positive life changes in our patients. This muscle sparing approach allows for a wider range of patients to be considered candidates. Specifically, those patients that cannot afford to miss work, don’t have enough time off allowance, or lack the recovery support needed after a traditional fusion. One of my favorite cases was a single female bartender in her mid 60’s struggling to balance her physically demanding work schedule and her crippling back and leg pain. Minuteman has given the patient her independence back, with minimal disruptions to her life. This is what truly helping people looks like."{
Tim Johans, MD
{"As a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 30 years experience, I have found that the Minuteman implant provides a groundbreaking solution for patients suffering with back pain. The procedure is not only virtually painless and risk-free, but it also rapid relief and enables patients to quickly resume their regular daily activities with remarkable ease."{
Adam Lewis Neurosurgeon
Adam Lewis, MD
{"The Minuteman device allows me to back up a lateral lumbar inter body fusion with posterior fixation using the least invasive approach. The Minuteman approach allows me to perform posterior fusion and stabilization through the same incisions used for the lateral inter body fusion avoiding the morbidity of a direct posterior approach and allowing for a single position 360 fusion."{
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