Similar to the TruFUSE™ facet fusion implant, the ZLIFT™ adds an additional benefit by helping to open the area below the facet where the nerve root exits to the leg. By doing this the nerve can be under less pressure and help to relieve both pain and function. Both ZLIFT and TruFUSE™use a customized small cylinder of bone, which is placed into the spine’s facet joints.Some patients who need lumbar fusion can avoid metal rods and pedicle screws being placed in their spine following a laminectomy by using these type implants.
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