What is Glyder Facet Restoration?
This non-fusion, minimally-invasive surgical solution is designed to resurface the facet joint while preserving native anatomy—providing long-term pain relief without limiting future treatment options for patients suffering from facet arthropathy.
Options for the treatment of facet arthropathy or facet degeneration have been limited. When facet injections or denervations fail to provide adequate relief, the only remaining option was an arthrodesis requiring other non-facetogenic comorbidities. Glyder Facet Restoration represents a new step in the care continuum: a surgical treatment for facet arthropathy designed to relieve pain while preserving motion in the facet joint.
The Glyder device is uniquely designed to restore facet joint function without removing bone or cartilage. Each device consists of a pair of thin, flexible PEEK wafers that are placed into the natural space within the facet joint.
Once implanted, the Glyder discs slide against each other to allow movement without joint pain.
- 2-3 cm incision per device
- Marker for radiographic visualization
- Engages cartilage for fixation
- Preserves bone, cartilage, muscle—and future treatment options
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Patients receiving the Glyder device experienced back pain reduction of 41% (p<0.001) with therapeutic benefit maintained at 12 months.1
The Glyder Device is a permanent implant, designed for long-term relief of facet joint pain due to facet arthropathy, including degeneration or injury.
Early data from a 40-patient study of the suggest that facet restoration may be a viable treatment option in select patients with chronic lumbar facet pain, with therapeutic benefit persisting at 1 year follow-up. In comparison, the duration of therapeutic effect is usually 3 to 6 months with intraarticular corticosteroid injection and 3 to 12 months with radiofrequency denervation.
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Change in visual analogue scale for back pain severity through one year.
The Glyder Facet Restoration Device is intended to provide relief from lumbar facet joint pain and disability, restoring facet joint function while preserving native anatomy. The Glyder device is designed for bilateral implantation in painful lumbar facet joints from L2 to the sacrum, in patients experiencing:
- Degenerative facet joint disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, facet degeneration due to intervertebral disc height reduction)
- Mechanical joint disease (e.g. synovial impingement, meniscoid entrapment)
For a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions please review the Instructions for Use.
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CAUTION: Investigational Device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use.