If you’ve got chronic back pain that is unrelenting, you probably have seen the ads for minimally invasive spine surgery. The ads make the procedure sound simple, quick and claim that the incision can be closed with just a Band-Aid being applied to the patient’s back.
There are 24 bones from the top of the spine to the bottom, in three sections. The cervical section includes the neck consisting of 7 cervical vertebrae, the next 12 vertebrae make up the thoracic spine and the lower section of lumbar includes five vertebrae.
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Altamonte Springs, FL, April 16, 2019 – Advanced Orthopedics of Florida, one of the country’s premier spine clinics in the U.S. specializing in minimally invasive procedures and pain management is proud to announce that Dr. Morgan Lorio is joining the group’s practice.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty remain the treatments of choice for patients with painful vertebral compression fractures according to an updated review of literature by an expert panel of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).
The panel reviewed the body of literature and found an overwhelming body of evidence supporting vertebral augmentation which they published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
If you’ve had back pain for some time you may have wondered if you need surgery. You may have heard about minimally invasive spine surgery, but are you a good candidate for such surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an appealing option for people with chronic back pain caused by certain conditions. It offers smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter or same-day hospital stays, less pain and shorter recovery.
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) has published a new policy statement on bone grafting. An expert panel looked at alternatives to autologous bone grafting (ABG) and reviewed the available literature for five current strategies and techniques for bone grafting and compared them for safety and efficacy. They also compared the methods by regulatory approval pathway and quality of the clinical evidence supporting them. Their findings appear in the Feb. 2019 International Journal of Spine Surgery, the official ISASS journal.