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 […]
Operation to Free Up the Nerves in Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a condition of nerve compression due to wear and tear that usually occurs in the lower back. The patients have calf or thigh pain or cramping feeling after walking a certain distance. Sometimes it is severe enough that force them to stop and sit down. When sitting the pain goes away very […]