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What to do in Case of a Spinal Injury?

Spinal injuries can have long-lasting repercussions for those experiencing them, especially if the proper steps aren’t taken immediately after the injury. If you’re trying to assist someone who has a spinal injury, the first thing you need to do is call an ambulance to the scene. Under no circumstances should you attempt to move them […]

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Surgical Treatments For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine doesn’t have the proper degree of curvature, and in cases where this abnormality is severe enough surgery may be called for. Scoliosis surgery is performed with the goal of correcting curvature of the spine that has reached 40-45 degrees depending on the age of the patient. Conditions that […]

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Disc Replacement

A lumbar disk replacement is a type of back or spine surgery. Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. Disks between the vertebrae work like cushions to allow the vertebrae to rotate and move without the bones rubbing against each other. The lumbar vertebrae and […]

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Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a spinal compression fracture. Spinal compression fractures occur primarily in spinal vertebrae that have been weakened by osteoporosis.

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Posterior Lumbar Interbody and Fusion (PLIF)

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) are two types of spinal fusion procedures that utilize a posterior (back area incision) approach to fuse (mend) the lumbar spine bones together (using an interbody fusion technique). Interbody fusion means the intervertebral disc is removed and replaced with a bone spacer (metal or […]

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A foraminotomy is a decompression surgery that is performed to enlarge the passageway where a spinal nerve root exits the spinal canal. The term foraminotomy is derived from the medical term for a hollow passageway—foramen. The latter half of the term foraminotomy—otomy—means to open.

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Laminectomy is surgery that creates space by removing the lamina — the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

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Discectomy is surgery to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord. It tends to be done as microdiscectomy, which uses a special microscope to view the disc and nerves.

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Microdiscectomy, also sometimes called microdecompression or microdiskectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed on patients with a herniated lumbar disc. During this surgery, a surgeon will remove portions of the herniated disc to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column.

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A corpectomy or vertebrectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing all or part of the vertebral body (Latin: corpus vertebrae, hence the name corpectomy), usually as a way to decompress the spinal cord and nerves. Corpectomy is often performed in association with some form of discectomy.

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Posterior Cervical Fusion

Posterior Cervical Fusion (PCF) is the general term used to describe the technique of surgically mending two (or more) cervical spine bones together along the sides of the bone using a posterior (back of the neck) incision. Bone graft is placed along the sides the spine bones, which over time, fuses (mends) together. PCF may […]

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is asurgery to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in theneck. An incision is made in the throat area to reach and remove the disc. A graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc.

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Tumor resection

Tumor Resection. Surgery is often used to remove all or part of the tumor. The tumor, along with a margin of normal tissue around it, is removed when possible.

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