By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Suffering from chronic back pain for many years, I have tried everything that I could to alleviate the pain, from exercising to physiotherapy to taking medication. However, nothing works and the pain has gotten so bad that it affects my daily life, preventing me from carrying […]

Why Fuse the Spine?

By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Spine stabilization Spinal fusion surgery is indicated when the spine is expected to be unstable after the index operation. In general if there is a sign of instability before surgery, spinal fusion is indicated. Spinal fusion for nerve compression Spinal fusion surgery is often performed […]