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Lumbar Fusion

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MMA Champion Cezar Ferreria 5 days after minimally invasive surgery for spondylolisthesis. (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)Click Here to see more videos of Cezar

ABOUT Lumbar Fusion

The history of lumbar fusions is a long one, but what has happened over the past ten years is we’ve learned to sneak into the spine either from the side, or through very, very small incisions. By limiting injuring the muscles, we’re able to accomplish the goal of the operation without having the patient pay with months and months of pain and rehab.

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Spondylolisthesis Condition Video In this condition, damage to bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. This animation will show two types of spondylolisthesis, degenerative and isthmic.

Now the greatest innovation to this technology has been lateral access. And by going literally from the patient’s side, you could get to exactly where you need to go with minimal risk to both nerves and blood vessels. And now with over 20 years of experience, I’m proud to say that this technology has changed the field of spine surgery.

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ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (with bone graft and pedicle screws) ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
XLIF® Lateral Lumbar Interbody FusionUnlike traditional back surgery, XLIF® is performed through the patient’s side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. It can be performed on an outpatient basis.

A cirurgia de substituição de disco lombar apresenta vários benefícios em comparação com a fusão lombar. Em primeiro lugar, a substituição de disco permite maior mobilidade na coluna vertebral, o que reduz a rigidez e a dor na região lombar. Em segundo lugar, a cirurgia de substituição de disco é menos invasiva do que a fusão, o que significa que o paciente terá uma recuperação mais rápida e menos dolorosa.

Além disso, a substituição de disco permite que o paciente mantenha sua altura natural, em comparação com a fusão, que pode causar perda de altura devido à fusão das vértebras. Isso pode melhorar a postura e estabilidade do paciente, o que pode prevenir futuras lesões na coluna.

Outro benefício da substituição de disco é que preserva a estrutura natural da coluna vertebral, o que pode melhorar a função da coluna e a qualidade de vida do paciente. Em comparação, a fusão pode afetar a mobilidade e flexibilidade da coluna vertebral, o que pode causar dor e limitações na atividade física.
Em resumo, a substituição de disco lombar oferece uma recuperação mais rápida e menos dolorosa, maior mobilidade e flexibilidade da coluna vertebral e uma melhor qualidade de vida em comparação com a fusão lombar.

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