Young man regains his quality of life after “hybrid” MIS anterior spinal surgery.
This man over a period of 6 years had debilitating discogenic lower back pain from two worn lumbar discs; his quality of life at home and work had been substantially affected. Those defective discs were removed by me 8 weeks ago through a small incision in the lower abdomen (access via our expert vascular-transplant surgeon Miss Sharmila Balanathan) and replaced with an artificial mobile disc (LP-ESP, Orthotech Australia) and fusion cage (ROI-A, Device Technologies, Australia), aka “hybrid” construct. This is hybrid minimally-invasive surgery (MIS).
Below is the intraoperative “scout” image via his CT scan carried out at the completion of surgery and while the patient was still in the operating theatre:
And, here’s the video from the patient’s Rooms visit with me today. I couldn’t believe it was the same person!
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