SPINAL SURGERY

in Hull and East Yorkshire

GEORGE SPINK FRCS (Neurosurg.) BSc Hons

 

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PERCUTANEOUS FUSION

MANTIS minimal access non traumatic insertion system

For some spinal injuries such as vertebral fractures and minor instability, stabilisation with spinal screws and rods can be undertaken by a minimal access percutaneous technique.

                                                                                      

This has the advantage of reducing the operation time, significantly reducing blood loss to a minimum, and preventing extensive damage to the paraspinal muscles. This has the combined affect of helping the patient recover faster from the injury and reducing long term back problems due to muscle damage.

                                                                 

Patients who undergo this procedure can often leave hospital the next day and do not usually need to wear a brace. For most patients the screws and rods are a permanent solution, and will not need to have any further surgery to remove them, as this is often contraindicated and unnecessarily dangerous.