Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Spine surgery is traditionally done as “open surgery,” meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.
Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.
Spine surgery is typically recommended only when a period of nonsurgical treatment — such as medications and physical therapy — has not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem. In addition, surgery is only considered if your doctor can pinpoint the exact source of your pain, such as a herniated disk or spinal stenosis.
Minimally invasive techniques are beginning to be used for a wider range of spine procedures, and have been used for common procedures like decompression and spinal fusion since the 1990s. Decompression relieves pressure put on spinal nerves by removing portions of bone or a herniated disk. Spinal fusion corrects problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. This article focuses on decompression and fusion with a minimally invasive technique.
A New Era in Spinal Care provides a comprehensive overview of the philosophy of motion-sparing technology in the evolving arena of spinal arthroplasty. This book describes the type of patients being treated with these devices, the historical development of the implants, the techniques and technologies of spinal arthroplasty, clinical results, and a preview of the possibilities for the next generation of treatments. The contributing authors are experts in their respective areas of spinal arthroplasty, and, in some cases, they are the inventors of the devices.
• Minimal Hospital Stay
• Quick return to your routine