Interspinous Posterior Devices IPD: A Miracle Cure for the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Alessandro Landi* and Roberto Delfini
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alessandro Landi
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
Div. Neurosurgery, University of Rome Sapienza
Viale del Policlinico 155, 00100 Rome, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 26, 2013; Accepted date: January 20, 2014; Published date: February 02, 2014
Citation: Landi A, Delfini R (2014) Interspinous Posterior Devices IPD: A Miracle Cure for the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Surgery Curr Res 4:162. doi: 10.4172/2161-1076.1000162
Copyright: © 2014 Landi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Interspinous Posterior Device (IPD) is a term used to identify a relatively recent group of implants used to treat lumbar spine stenosis with the presumed aim of a dynamic motion control systems. In the last 10 years there was a very large use of these implants. Despite this, no long-term clinical follow-up are available. In the literature is evident the high rate of reoperation, recurrence of symptoms and progression of degenerative changes. But his main question is: if these devices are effectively a miracle cure for the common problem of the lumbar spinal stenosis, why actually the use of IPD remains extremely controversial and should be investigated further?