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Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1422 - Minimally invasive, lumbar decompression and dynamic stabilisation using an interlaminar device, with no rigid fixation to the vertebral pedicles, implantation between the spinous processes of one or two lumbar motion segments

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Application Number1422
Application NameMinimally invasive, lumbar decompression and dynamic stabilisation using an interlaminar device, with no rigid fixation to the vertebral pedicles, implantation between the spinous processes of one or two lumbar motion segments
Description of Medical ServiceTo create a new MBS Item number specifically covering minimally invasive, lumbar decompression and dynamic stabilisation using an interlaminar device, with no rigid fixation to the vertebral pedicles, implantation between the spinous processes of one or two lumbar motion segments.
Description of Medical ConditionLumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a disabling medical condition in which narrowing of the spinal canal compresses the spinal cord and nerves causing a condition called neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC). The most common cause of lumbar spinal stenosis is the “wear and tear” that occurs with natural aging effects on the lower spine. Patients who have spinal stenosis are not able to walk for long periods of time. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the lower back, buttocks and legs, which are especially noticeable after walking and physical activity
Consultation ProtocolConsultation Protocol (PDF 2979 KB)
Consultation Protocol (Word 643 KB)

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