Traditionally, spinal surgeries have been performed as “open back” procedures where a large incision through the muscle is necessary to gain access to the spine and perform the procedure.
The Latest Technology
Cutting edge spinal instrumentation has made it possible to use laparoscopic techniques which use small incisions far from the actual site of the injury to accomplish a repair. “Mini-open” surgeries also prove less invasive than traditional approaches while still allowing doctors access and visibility to the surgical site and accomplishing positive results.
Aiding these procedures is the development of technological computer advances, for superior imaging capabilities, and scientific biological breakthroughs, such as biological bone growth enhancers, all of which continue to make minimally invasive procedures even more effective.