Frequently Asked Questions About the mild® Procedure
The mild® procedure is usually performed in about an hour. Most patients return home the same day.
No, the mild® procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and does not require general anesthesia.
mild® is a safe procedure that can help patients diagnosed with LSS stand longer and walk farther with less pain by treating the underlying cause of LSS symptoms in a safe and minimally invasive way.
Benefits of the mild® procedure
- Outpatient procedure, typically performed in less than 1 hour
- Able to resume light activities within just days
- No general anesthesia
- No implants
- No stitches
- Low complication risk and high efficacy as demonstrated in clinical studies1
Important Safety Information
Although the complication rate for the mild® procedures is low, as with most surgical procedures, serious adverse events, some of which can be fatal, can occur, including heart attack, cardiac arrest (heart stops beating), stroke, and embolism (blood or fat that migrates to the lungs or heart). Other risks include infection and bleeding; spinal cord and nerve injury that can, in rare instances, cause paralysis. This procedure is not for everyone. Please consult your doctor for a discussion of these and other risks and whether this procedure is right for you.
1 American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine presentation, 2011 Annual Meeting.
Yes, the mild® device kit is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for decompression of the lumbar spine.