The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) possess many advantages over traditional, open surgery. Open surgery is usually accompanied by large incisions, a higher dosage of anesthesia, muscle stripping, and may also include a longer stay in the the hospital and a lengthier recuperation period.
MISS proves to be advantageous in comparison with regular spine surgery. With traditional surgery, surgeons often have to make large incisions, usually of five to six inches. After, the patient’s muscle tissue has to be moved to the side so there is a clear view of the spine. In order to treat the problem, damaged bone is removed and screws, or bone graft materials, are then placed on the spine. One of the primary disadvantages to open back surgery of this type is that there is a risk of damaged soft tissue due to the retraction of muscles. If muscle injury happens, patients may then suffer from additional back pain that is unrelated to the initial pain they were getting surgery for. As a result, the recovery period for traditional spine surgery is usually substantially longer than with MISS.
Unlike normal spine surgery, MISS utilizes special tools to access the spine with smaller incisions. MISS was developed to treat spinal problems more effectively, while preventing unintended harm to surrounding muscles and spinal structures. The benefits of undergoing MISS, rather than traditional spine surgery, include reduced post surgery pain, decreased risk of infection, smaller scars, less blood loss, a shorter recovery time, and a shorter hospital stay.
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