About the Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure can be completed at an outpatient center so you can go home the same day. We recommend having someone accompany you the day of the procedure. General anesthesia is not required.

Your treating doctor will prescribe you with post-procedure care instructions. Most patients who undergo the Vertiflex Procedure can expect to follow the guidelines below.

Caring for the surgical site*

Most surgical site wounds will have a few stitches or staples. These should be kept clean and dry until the first follow-up visit, which is usually scheduled in seven to 14 days following the procedure. Be sure to follow these steps.

  • Avoid scrubbing the surgical site for 72 hours
  • Do not take baths and avoid excessive soaking of the site
  • Report any changes such as redness, bleeding, and/or swelling to your doctor

Becoming active again*

Always follow your doctor’s instructions about activity restrictions and how to increase light activity such as walking. Be careful and avoid too much activity too soon.

For six weeks following the procedure, limit all lifting, bending, and strenuous activity including:

  • Lifting any weight over ten pounds
  • Any significant bending of the spine, especially twisting
  • Performing any strenuous activity such as swimming, golf, tennis, racquetball, running, jogging, or sexual activity

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