minimally invasive spinal surgery
This is one of the great advances of modern medicine. Minimally invasive surgery involves the use of tiny incisions and small viewing devices and instruments that allow surgeons to see and to work within a patient’s body. These procedures replace open surgery, which involves large incisions. Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive operations allow for quicker healing, less muscle disruption and lower infection risks. Minimally invasive techniques are used for various spinal operations, including those for ruptured discs, scoliosis and compression fractures.