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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and More | How MISI Treats Football Injuries

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minimally-invasive-spine-surgeryDuring football season, you’ll often hear the same thing from your fantasy football-loving friends: “I can’t believe my player is injured!” As the season for this punishing sport rolls on, so does the potential for damage, at every level of play.  We often see patients with injuries similar to those that take your favorite quarterbacks and wide receivers out of the game, some of which we treat with innovative pain management procedures and if needed, minimally invasive spine surgeries, including:

  • Herniated Discs:

    You may remember Tony Romo suffering a herniated disc toward the end of the 2013 season. This type of injury can create serious pain and numbness in the lower back and legs. While the traditional surgical method requires stripping away back muscles and exposing the spine, we perform minimally invasive spine surgery, which is much less traumatic and avoids damaging muscles and surrounding tissues. Instead, the procedure often involves the use of real time X-rays and the insertion of a small tube system through a 3-7mm incision. Through minimally invasive spine surgery, patients can recover faster and get back to living.

  • Finger Fractures:

    Dez Bryant delayed treatment for his pinkie fracture for three games in the 2012-2013 season. Putting off finger fracture treatment is something you should never do. A fractured finger may seem like a small thing, but in reality it can be a complex injury. There are many bones in the hand that work together to perform specialized tasks, so an injury to one of them can cause the entire hand to be misaligned. Usually, fractured fingers can be repaired non-surgically using a splint, but in particularly bad cases surgery is required to promote and allow for proper healing.

  • Torn Meniscus:

    This is one of the most common sports injuries. When he landed awkwardly after a jump during this season opener, Jadeveon Clowney tore a meniscus, taking him out for four to six weeks. When one is torn, a person can experience pain, stiffness, swelling and the knee “giving way.” Similar to our minimally invasive spine surgery, we treat torn menisci using minimally invasive knee arthroscopy by inserting a tiny camera through a small incision to provide a clear view inside of the knee. Once inside, the surgeon repairs or trims the tears using state-of-the-art instruments and techniques.

  • Whiplash:

    This happens when an impact or blow causes the head to jerk forward or backward abruptly. Jay Cutler was forced to take some time out when he suffered this injury in 2012. A person suffering from whiplash has pain and stiffness in the neck and often in the muscles of the head, chest, shoulders and arms. For whiplash pain, we use real-time X-rays to map out pain trigger points, letting the doctors know exactly where to apply medicine.

Football players can benefit from minimally invasive surgery, but so can the rest of us! MISI is the most advanced option for treating spine, hand, foot and general pain. Call the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute today at 855-466-6741 or visit our website to set up an appointment.

Meet MISI | Your Choice in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and More

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Minimally Invasive Spine SurgeryAt the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute (MISI), our fellowship-trained doctors offer procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery to help decrease your pain without large incisions or lengthy recovery times. While traditional open neck and spine surgery require large incisions, long hospital stays and painful recoveries, minimally invasive spine surgery involves incisions so small that they can often be covered with a single Band-Aid®. Our team of certified doctors is dedicated to getting you back on your feet and back to your life more quickly.

While MISI is an innovator in spine procedures, we don’t just treat back pain and perform spine surgery. Our team specializes in a variety of areas, including the neck, hand, foot and general pain, to help our patients alleviate their symptoms and get back to living their lives stronger, healthier and happier.

Our doctors are more concerned with patients than procedures and will explore every possible treatment before suggesting surgery, which is always the last option. This might include rehab, physical therapy, outpatient pain management procedures or a variety of other options. If necessary, our team may then suggest an endoscopic procedure, laser spine surgery or minimally invasive spine surgery.

The primary difference between MISI and other clinics is our team of experienced and innovative surgeons.

Our doctors are fellowship-trained, educated to be thought leaders in their field and are on the cutting-edge of minimally invasive procedures.  As field authorities, they’re also advisors to international technology companies, helping design groundbreaking tools for minimally invasive surgery.

Why suffer with pain when you have an alternative? Get back to your life. Call the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute today at 855-466-6741 to set up an appointment, and learn how you can benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery or our other minimally invasive treatments.