Complete guide to Spine surgeries.

Every surgery is usually accompanied by hysteria, especially if it is a spine surgery. However, Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, which is known to have a good success rate at spine surgeries, claims that such surgeries are completely safe. In their attempt to eliminate the fear that surges when people hear the name ‘spine surgery’, orthopedic surgeons at Artemis Hospital discusses the process.

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  1. Spine Decompression & Fusion Surgery

Spine decompression surgery is intended to relieve the patient from the symptoms caused by pressure on nerve roots or spinal cord. According to the orthopedists at Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, this procedure is most suitable for people with bulging or collapsed discs, thickened joints and loose ligaments. Patients usually begin walking 24-48 hours after the surgery.

  1. Dynamic or Motion Preservation Surgery

Indications are similar to that of spinal fusion, commonly done for degenerated discs with instability leading to back pain and difficulty in walking. After surgery adequate movements at spine are retained compared to spine fusion where there is complete loss of movement at instrumented levels. Biggest payoff of Dynamic surgery is to prevent adjacent segment disease 

  1. Disc Replacement

Lumbar Disc Replacement has emerged as a new treatment option to cure degenerative disc disease.

  1. Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure recommended to people suffering from pain in lower back and legs due to a herniated disc. The procedure is carried only if the herniated disc shows no improvement after approximately 3 months of conservative therapy, such as physical therapy, pain medication and rest. Orthopedic surgeons at Artemis Hospital claim that the procedure lasts for 20 to 30 minutes and is performed without any cuts and under local anesthesia. Patient is discharged on the same day.

  1. Kyphoplasty

It is a type of minimal invasive spine surgery performed to mitigate the pain caused by a fracture or to stabilize the vertebra. The procedure is also carried to restore the vertebral height. Doctors at Artemis Hospital claim that patients who undergo kyphoplasty usually start experiencing pain relief within a day of surgery.

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Peter's strategic journalism quest started back in 2014 when he finished his degree in the Indian Institue of Journalism and New Media. Through the years working as a field reporter, his significant attachment to the current ups and downs in the Indian Healthcare System led him to take part in Doctor's Clinic Blog's Mission. Today, he contributes highly researched facts that aim to expand the understanding of every citizen.

1 comment

  1. David 28 September, 2017 at 09:38 Reply

    Thanks for sharing such an informative post. I thought spine surgery is scary, but after reading this article i feel relaxed about surgery. Thanks Artemis Hospital for this info.

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