Definition of the Spondylodesis
Open spinal fusion surgery
Depending on the severity of the case, a dorsal, lateral, ventral approach or a combination of the aforementioned approaches to the spine may be indicated.
Fusion surgery diminishes pain that restricted movement, allowing for greater mobility and flexibility of the spine, even though spinal segments are fused.
Minimal invasive surgery
Minimal invasive fusion surgery is indicated in less severe cases of slipped vertebral segments, low back pain due to degenerative disc diseases or simple fractures.
Advantages of the minimal invasive spinal fusion
Patients will be treated with physiotherapy during their hospital stay, which can last up to 12 days, to ensure their ability to walk without crutches and climb stairs.
A first post-operative treatment will be scheduled six to eight weeks after surgery.