Surgeries performed in modern hospitals have a great chance of success. However, there are attendant problems with hospitals. An example is the prevalence of unexpected diseases on the hospital campus, which may infect a patient who is attempting to recover.
For that reason alone, hospitals and doctors have been working with minimally invasive surgeries of all kinds to reduce recovery time, which will effectively reduce the opportunity for secondary infection. In addition, a minimally invasive spinal surgery can less trauma, scarring and pain for the patient and lead to a more rapid return to an active
What is Minimally Invasive Spine and Extremity Surgery?
When the twenty-four vertebrae in the spine are not in balance or alignment, there can be significant life impacting effects. When there are piece of bone, herniated disks, or spinal instability in a patient, the doctor can see these things using an X-ray or MRI. The surgery will allow the doctor to correct the issues presenting, and will benefit the patient with a lower recovery time.
In addition to surgery on the spine itself, there are opportunities to use the same construct to perform minimally invasive joint surgery. The knees, feet, hands and arms are all served by joints, as well is the spine, and these joints can be served by the same surgical techniques.
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine and Extremity Surgery
For patients who are suffering from chronic back pain, and who have tried other methods, minimally invasive spine surgery is a great option. It can treat degenerative disk disease and herniated disks, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spinal inspection and spinal instability. A shorter hospital stay, smaller scars, reduced blood loss and less painful rehabilitation are all reasons to consider a minimally invasive spine and extremity program.
How Does Minimally Invasive Spine and Extremity Surgery Work?
Upon the first consultation, the surgeon will ask a series of questions to establish the patient’s pain on an index, and will perform a physical examination, and describe the procedure to the patient. The doctor will be working with a minuscule video camera in order to move through a tiny incision in the patient’s body.
The doctor will move muscles and other soft tissue aside in order to get a good look at the problem. There are multiple different approaches to the surgery which the doctor might leverage, depending on the patient’s specific situation and complaint.
When the spinal column is out of alignment, there can be a great number of common, ongoing physical alignment and symptoms. The difficulties reaching the spine and extremity joint areas has made minimally invasive spine and extremity surgery lower risk and more effective than ever.