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Modular Stabilization System DSS by Paradigm Spine - "MODIFIED FUSION SURGERY"

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:38 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am considering having a modified lumbar surgery from L2 to L5, using the Modular Stabilization System DSS by Paradigm Spine - and am hoping I can find someone that has had this surgery! Or is considering it! Or knows anything about it!

I am in Colorado, and my surgeon has done approx 150 of these procedures. It's a network of screws and springs that mimic the discs that have degenerated or herniated.



  • That's interesting because the Paradigm spine website indicates that the FDA has not approved this use for the lumbar spine. From what I can tell, they are just enrolling people in clinical trials. Are you in Loveland, by any change?

    Here's a link to the government study page:

  • Hi Gwennie - yes, I'm in the Loveland area. I think the Paradigm website is woefully out of date! I had hoped they'd have more information. I am not sure if this has been FDA approved.
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  • Yes, I wondered about that. The date on the bottom is 2009, but that could have been January. I'll look on the NIH website. Loveland was/is one of the test centers. I think your best bet is asking the surgeon if you could speak to a couple of his patients who had the surgery.

    I don't recall anyone on this forum talking about it...but I could be wrong...wouldn't be the first time. ;)
  • What's with the age restriction being between 40-80 years of age?...guess us young ones don't get a chance? lol
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