Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is sometimes called less invasive spine surgery. In these procedures, we use specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions and it causes less damage to the muscles.
Because of the reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues (compared to open procedures), the potential benefits are:
Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions (sometimes as small as 2 centimeters)
Less blood loss from surgery
Reduced risk of muscle damage
Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
All surgeries are not amenable to minimal invasive surgery and at present we offer minimally invasive spine surgery for the following conditions:
|DISEASE CONDITION||TREATMENT OFFERED|
|Herniated disc||Microscopic lumbar discectomy|
|Lumbar spinal canal stenosis||Micro lumbar decompression|
|Vertebral compression fractures||Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty|
|Spine fractures||Minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation.|
35 yr old female who presented to us with severe back pain following a road traffic accident was diagnosed to have unstable T12 spine fracture. Minimally invasive percutaneous pedicle screw fixation was done.Because of less postoperative pain patient was able to walk comfortably the next day.