The Prevalence of Spine Fractures and Disorders
Approximately 80% of the world’s total population suffer from spinal injuries such as spondylolisthesis, prolapsed intervertebral disc, and spinal stenosis. These are just some of the popular disorder worldwide. Fortunately these can be treated with spine fusion and non-fusion procedures. There are times when fusion implant surgery is unsuccessful. This is when the alignment and bone healing is poor. Spine injuries may affect all types of people regardless of age. According to studies, people aged 60 years old and above are prone to spine fractures.
Central Texas Spine Institute, PLLC, (CTSI) located in Austin, Texas, is a private medical practice offering comprehensive spine care, including diagnostic services, conservative treatment modalities, and spine surgery. Dr. Randall F. Dryer, M.D. is an award-winning spine surgeon and respected innovator in stem cell therapies. Since 1988, Dr. Dryer has been treating patients in Central Texas and from all over the world. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has earned numerous awards, including being named among the top 100 surgeons in the US by Becker’s Spine. We are one of the top spine centers in the US.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries Becoming More Popular
Because of the advances in technology specialists are shifting to minimally invasive spine surgery from open surgical methods. MI surgery offers competitive advantage such as high accuracy, less blood loss, shorter stay at the hospital, and considerable reimbursement policies. Compared to the minimally invasive spine surgery, traditional open surgeries might cause various post operation effects such as intolerable pain, lungs being collapsed, clotting of blood, fatigue, muscle atrophy and various infections. Give these, surgeons shift to MI spine surgery to easier treat the extreme degeneration of the spine disc material, eventually resulting to generation of new bones that serve as a bridge to the vertebrae.
Disadvantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
If you think that everything about spinal problems can be fixed with minimally invasive spine surgery, you are wrong. Not everything can be fixed. Sometimes the case is too serious and extreme and cannot be fixed even with this kind of approach. In some cases, patients still try to undergo MI spine surgery and result to traditional open spine surgery if the MI surgery is not successful.