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

Features & Benefits

Minuteman G5 MIS Fusion Plate

Full Control Over Implant Wings


Allows the user to deploy and retract the wings intraoperatively

Single Piece Implant Body


Minimizes device profile without the need to remove a portion of the threaded body

60° Wing Angle


Designed to provide improved biomechanical stability in response to axial rotation and lateral bending loading

Lower Profile Compared to Minuteman® G3-R


Allows the implants to be inserted down a smaller diameter sleeve from the lateral approach

Hydroxyapatite Coated Fixation Hex Nut

A substance that helps promote bone on-growth and fusion. Maximizes bone-implant contact area to promote stability and fusion.

Safer Zone

Lateral approach is above the facet joints, avoiding the neural and vascular structures

MR Conditional

The Minuteman® G5 implant is considered MR Conditional. A patient may be safely scanned under very specific conditions, which may be found by visiting the MRI Safety.

Lateral Approach

Eliminates the dissection of the healthy tissue (neural monitoring is not required)

Ligament Preservation

Of the supraspinous ligament helps maintain stabilization of the spine

Large Graft Window

Allows easy placement of bone graft material to facilitate a posterior fusion

Threaded Body

Allows the implant to thread between the spinous processes in a controlled fashion

5 Anatomical Sizes

(8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm) to accommodate variations in patient anatomy

Sterile Packed

Promotes patient safety and compliance at hospitals

Indications for Use

The Minuteman® G5 Fusion Plate is a posterior, non-pedicle fusion device, intended for use at a single interspace in the non-cervical spine (T1-S1). It is intended for plate fixation/attachment to spinous processes for the purpose of achieving instrumented posterior arthrodesis (i.e., fusion) in the following conditions:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) (defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies)
  • Spondylolisthesis

The Minuteman® G5 Fusion Plate is intended for use with bone graft material. The device may be implanted via a lateral transverse approach (L1-S1) or a posterior approach (T1-S1).