The Spinouspreader was developed by a practicing Spine Surgeon to facilitate mini-midline lumbar decompressions.
It eliminates the need to remove normal bone architecture such as the lamina, spinous process,
or the facet joints, just to get to the real pathology causing the neuro-compression.
The Spinouspreader is placed opposite the surgeon, between the spinous processes, exposing
the ligamentum flavum of the area needing decompression. Distraction opens up the field of view
and the area available to the surgeon to perform the decompression.
The arms of the
Spinouspreader are contoured outwardly to allow for an excellent working port to remove
decompress neural elements and cauterize epidural vessels. Direct approaches to the disc space
also easily achieved.
The Spinouspreader's gripping spreader pads allow the instrument to stay in place. It
can be easily removed to work in the opposite direction or to be placed at another level to address
adjacent segment disease.