Unlike the traditional open surgery, the minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion is performed through a small incision, allowing the surgeon to complete the operation without causing undue trauma to the spine or surrounding spinal elements.
Other advantages of choosing our minimally invasive alternative to open facet surgery include:
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Minimal blood loss
- Shorter or no hospital stay
- Shorter overall recovery
- Minimal scarring
- Small incisions
- Less scarring
What is our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion?
The minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a number of common spinal conditions.
The posterior lumbar facet fusion procedure is the most reliable form of treatment for facet pain.
Performed through a small incision in the lower back, the surgeon is able to locate the area impacted. After dilating the surgical area with a series of tubes, the surgeon will place a spacer into the facet joint, stabilizing the area and prohibiting the joint from aggravating the associated nerve, thus alleviating the facet mediated pain
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion?
There are a number of common conditions treated by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion. These include:
- Failed Back & Neck Surgery
- Lower Back Pain
- Facet Joint Disease
- Bone Spurs
- Spinal Stenosis
If you are suffering from these or similar conditions, you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion?
Even the most common conditions can cause extraordinary pain and discomfort, especially when those conditions are causing nerve or spinal cord compression. Some of the most common symptoms treated by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion include:
- Isolated pain in the lower back
- Radiating pain
- Curvature causing pain in sides
- Burning or inability to feel extremities
- Trouble moving freely
- Trouble standing or walking for extended amounts of time
- Nerve pain such as tingling, numbness or weakness
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