Minimally Invasive Posterior Fusion Spine Surgery
We utilize advanced care and surgical techniques, reducing recovery time and getting people back to their lives as quickly as possible. We have assisted people through many cases, and our expert skills and knowledge provide a range of treatment capabilities to suit the patients’ needs.
Spinal fusion surgery is used to secure two bones together in the spine for people with back pain or spine instability. Traditional spinal fusion surgeries required a large incision, muscle stripping, and lengthy hospital stays. Advancements in spine surgery have provided surgeons with better techniques and tools to perform spinal fusion surgery.
Minimally invasive posterior fusion surgery is easier on patients because it uses small incisions and avoids muscle stripping. It is associated with less pain, reduced bleeding, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. We get people back to their lives. Faster.
Causes & Symptoms
Minimally invasive posterior fusion is performed on the thoracic or lumbar spine of patients with back pain and/or leg symptoms caused by certain spine conditions, including spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, traumatic injury, compressed spinal nerves, and recurrent disc herniation.
People come to us in various states of pain and injury that are unique to them. If people are suffering from lower back pain, or back pain that spreads to other parts of the body, they may be candidates for minimally invasive posterior fusion. We communicate with patients on their level to inform them about their situation, their treatment options and the risks and benefits.
Treatment & Recovery
Minimally invasive posterior fusion surgery is an inpatient hospital procedure. The surgery approach is from the back, with the person laying face down. The surgeon uses X-ray guidance during the procedure.
First, the surgeon makes two small incisions on the back. Retractors are used to gently spread the muscles to access the spine. The lamina is removed. The surgeon inspects the nerve roots.
Next, the surgeon removes the disc from the spine. A bone graft and structural support cage are placed, followed by rod and screw insertion. The retractors are removed, and the incisions are closed.
Because the incisions are small and the muscles are not stripped with the minimally invasive posterior fusion technique, there is less blood loss, less soft tissue trauma, reduced pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. Over time, the vertebrae will fuse or grow together, stabilizing the spine. Your surgeon will let you know when you can begin physical therapy.
We consider and are capable of performing all treatment options, from the traditional to the most innovative.
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