Spinal Column Surgery
Minimally invasive approach and more opportunity of care and quicker healings
By the ageing of population the persons suffering from spinal column disorders have increased. After the 45 years-old, the 50% of Italian people suffer from back pain many times a year. The backaches, disc herniation lumbosciatics or degenerative stenosis lumbosciatics carrying pain also to lower limbs because of sciatic nerve involvement are very common. The degenerative process compromises the stability of lumbar column, producing a hypermobility condition causing chronic inflammation and pain.
The spinal surgery had got an extraordinary development during the last years. The breakthroughs in implant and instruments technology, the minimally invasive surgery, the computer-assisted surgery are the cornerstones of this development. The possibilities of care of disc herniation, vertebral fractures, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, multiple discopathies and spinal canal stenosis have multiplied.
Thanks to the long neurosurgical experience of Spinal Surgery Unit in spine disorders treatment, now at Clinica San Francesco is possible to undergo specific treatments for every spinal column compartment, from cervical tract to lumbosacral segment.
The diseases more frequently treated are:
- disc herniation lumbosciatics
- lumbar stenosis
- lumbar spondylolisthesis
- lumbar degenerative discopathies backache
- osteoporotic and vertebral traumatic fractures
- cervical disc herniation cervicobrachialgia
- cervical myelopathies with suffering of spinal corde
- adult lumbar scoliosis
The surgical percutaneous and minimally invasive approaches, spinal microsurgery with operating microscope and the most advanced and innovative materials of vertebral osteosynthesis permit a greater respect and conservation of tissues, translating into more reduced hospitalization and rehabilitation times for the patient.