The hybrid 360 involves a traditional anterior approach with an advanced minimally invasive posterior approach.
The hybrid 360 fusion is performed through two incisions, both anterior (front) and posterior (back). What makes this procedure a hybrid is the fact that the posterior surgery is performed minimally invasively. Advantages of the Hybrid 360 fusion at Minimally Invasive Spine Institute include:
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Shorter hospital stay
- Small posterior incision
- Shorter overall recovery
The benefits of minimally invasive fusion over traditional fusion is the reduced time spent in recovery, allowing you to get back to your life.
What is our hybrid 360 fusion posterior/anterior?
In a hybrid 360 fusion, spine surgeons approach and fuse the spine from both the front and the back. MISI surgeons are able to stabilize the spine with an anterior approach coupled with a minimally invasive posterior incision as small as 3mm, therefore avoiding trauma to the large back muscles and significantly reducing recovery time. Through these entry points, the surgeon is able to fuse the area of the spine requiring additional stabilization utilizing a bone graft or artificial alternative. This offers additional support and stability over other fusion alternatives.
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are committed to offering the best patient care available. That means offering state-of-the-art procedures to help fit each patient’s overall needs, ensuring we are offering the greatest chance towards providing a pain free life.
Common spine conditions treated by our hybrid 360 fusion
This procedure can treat a number of common conditions including:
- Severe disc disease
- Severe spondylolisthesis or instability
- Facet instability
If you are living with the pain and symptoms caused by these conditions, you may be able to find relief through our hybrid 360 fusion.
Common symptoms relieved by our hybrid 360 fusion
The above conditions can cause severe pain and symptoms, and often greatly diminish a patient’s quality of life. The hybrid 360 fusion is able to treat a variety of symptoms, including:
- Pain in the lower back
- Pain that radiates into buttocks, hips and legs
- Pain with standing
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