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82 years young. Spinal surgery on people in their 80s.

The image is excerpted from a LinkedIn Post I wrote and published recently. My patient unreservedly approved the post and video. For the actual 2-min video, please click the link below the post. Dr Vini Link to video

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Range of motion / freedom of movement demonstration after 360-degree spinal reconstruction

Nurses are amazing people. I am delighted that I could help this lovely lady with a severe problem at L4-5. Stage 1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion using a sleek integrated cage system; Stage 2 posterior robot-assisted instrumentation. Both stages done a few days apart, involving anterior and posterior decompression and stabilisation. Surgery done with real-time […]

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The art of microvascular decompression (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm

Microvascular decompression (MVD) for either trigeminal neuralgia or for hemifacial spasm is, I believe, an incredible operation. It’s designed to help patients who have had no luck in having their symptoms resolved in time, medically. It is always a privilege to be able to see the brainstem this way, and to microsurgically “adjust it” safely […]

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The effects of smoking on the spine and spinal surgery outcomes – Review Article

Do you know what smoking does to the spine? It gradually destroys it. Further, smoking’s negative (adverse) effects on spinal surgery outcomes are also clear and substantial. Here, in this professional and peer-reviewed journal article published today in Surgical Neurology International (SNI), I have spelt it out as best as I can. The paper was […]

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