DTRAX technology offers a less disruptive alternative for patients suffering from cervical radiculopathy.
What Should I Expect?
Spinal stabilization with DTRAX is typically performed by a specially trained surgeon and usually takes about one hour. Published clinical
data demonstrates that most patients experience rapid and lasting improvement in symptoms.
Unlike more invasive anterior surgical approaches, DTRAX technology enables innovative posterior (from the patient’s back) approach that
typically requires two small incisions at the base of the patient’s neck.
Benefits of Fusion using DTRAX Technology
· Rapid improvements in symptoms.
· No bone or disc is removed.
· Leaves future surgical options open.
· Reduced risk of swallowing and speaking problems common in other types of neck surgery.
· Less disruptive than most cervical procedures.
Am I a Candidate?
Patients who suffer from neck and/or arm pain due to degenerative disc disease may be treatable with spinal stabilization with DTRAX
technology. Proper diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy followed by at least six weeks of conservative care is recommended before considering any surgery.
Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by:
· Increasing weakness and/or loss of strength in the arms and hands.
· Severe pain that doesn’t respond to medical management.
Is the Procedure Effective?
Clinical trials studying posterior spinal stabilization with DTRAX technology demonstrate that the procedure is effective at reliving neck
and arm pain associated with cervical radiculopathy.
90% of patients experienced significant improvement in pain relief
80% experienced improvement in quality of life.
posterior cervical fusion with the DTRAX Facet System for single-level radiculopathy: results in 60 patients. Bruce M. McCormack, Jose Manuel F. Ignacio, Rafael C. Bundoc, Sigurd H. Berven, Mario R. Ver, and Edward F. Eyster. 10.3171/2012/12.SPINE12477.