Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for information about the X-STOP Spacer. If you have more questions about lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) or the X-STOP Spacer, talk to your spine specialist. Need to find a spine specialist in your area?
Spinal surgery is not without risk. Specific information on the rates of
complications for the X-STOP IPD System and spinal surgery should be discussed
with your doctor.
Complications that may be associated with X-STOP IPD surgery include, but are
not limited to, the following: Implant dislodgement (movement out of place);
implant not positioned correctly; fracture of the spinous process; foreign
body reaction (ex. allergic reaction); additional surgery, which could include
removal of the X-STOP implant; mechanical failure of the implant.
Complications related to any type of surgery may include, but are not limited
to, the following: Reaction to anesthesia; heart attack; infection, which
could require medication or an operation; blood vessel damage/bleeding;
bruising (hematoma); pneumonia; blood clots; wound closure problems; spinal
cord or nerve damage; pain or discomfort; paralysis; stroke; death.