DSS® Dynamic Stabilization System

Customized Stabilization for Specific Pathologies

The DSS Dynamic Stabilization System* is a complete systematic approach to lumbar stabilization. The System is made up of a “fusion” coupler and a “dynamic” coupler, also known as “connectors,” that are placed between the pedicle screws. The DSS dynamic coupler increases the segmental stiffness of the affected motion segment and restricts the range of motion in flexion, extension, lateral bending and rotation while preserving motion. By selecting the appropriate size DSS dynamic coupler, the posterior segmental height can be adjusted. The rigid coupler provides rigid segmental fixation thereby promoting fusion.

The modularity of the DSS Stabilization System allows the combination of DSS dynamic couplers with DSS fusion couplers at adjacent levels. Therefore, one segment may have functionally dynamic stabilization (non-fusion) while an adjacent segment has rigid segmental fixation (fusion).

*Patent applied for DSS system.

Regulatory approvals vary by country. Therefore, we kindly ask you to contact the distributor in your region regarding availability of specific products, implants and / or instrumentation in your region. Please note that this presentation is not valid for Germany. If you seek information on grafts and implants available in Germany, please visit the Germany section on this website.
  • Pain Relief

    • Controlled dynamic stabilization of hypermobile segment(s)
    • Restoration of the natural center of rotation
    • Shock absorption; axial compression
    • Control of rotation and stress reduction on facet joints

    Hybrid Solutions

    • Modularity of system allows combination of fusion and dynamic stabilization
    • Adjacent levels are effectively protected

    Ease of Use

    • Cannulated screws support minimally invasive application
    • Paraspinal muscle-splitting technique minimizes iatrogenic trauma
    • Easy-to-use instrumentation