Minimal Invasive Spine Surgical Techniques

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    Microforaminotomy

    GENERAL Microforaminotomy is the minimally invasive surgical enlargement of the constricted intervertebral foramen. It is a procedure aiming at decompression of the spinal nerve which exits the spinal cord through the narrowed foramen. The procedure used to be done following the classical surgical method. With the minimally invasive surgical technique, the same result is achieved [...]

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    Minimally Invasive Techniques of Spine Fusion

    Spine fusion procedures are performed to correct deformities of the spine and stabilize it. In many cases, it is combined with surgical decompression. DISORDERS TREATED WITH SPINE FUSION Scoliosis Spondylolisthesis Spondyloarthritis Spinal Stenosis (in combination with decompression techniques) TECHNIQUES Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF / XLIF) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion [...]

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    Micro-laminectomy and Μicro-hemilaminectomy

    GENERAL Lamina is the osseous part of the vertebra forming the ceiling of the spinal canal within which the spinal cord is located. When there is spinal canal stenosis due to spine degeneration,  resulting in compression of the spinal cord or/and nerve roots exiting through intervertebral foramina, it may be necessary to remove the lamina [...]

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    Microdiscectomy

    GENERAL Microdiscectomy is a common surgical spinal operation to remove part of the intervertebral disc which exerts pressure on some nerve root. In this way, pain is eliminated and the patient’s neurological condition improves. The patient usually resumes physical activities within two weeks. When there is herniated intervertebral disc at the lumbar spine and rapid [...]