Possible Benefits for Patients
Surgeries performed with the METRx System and related technology reduce the risk of unintended damage to muscles and other soft tissues near the damaged part of the spine. There is usually no need to cut or strip muscles, which further eases stress on the body. Patients also benefit from:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster return to normal activities/routines
- Less noticeable scars
- Reduced post-operative pain
Results from the Use of the METRx System
Patients who’ve had the procedure often report being satisfied with the results. Pain relief experienced after surgery performed with METRx System Medtronic dilator technology is similar to what’s reported after open surgery.
Traditional open surgery can be damaging to muscles and nerves. This is why minimally invasive techniques with METRx System Medtronic dilator technology is a welcome approach to performing many common corrective procedures to relieve nerve root pressure. The success rate with surgeries that ease stress to surrounding tissues is extremely high, often exceeding 85 or 90 percent.