Spine stabilization in Dnipro

A spinal stabilization is a type of orthopedic surgery to correct spinal instability that occurs due to an injury, a degenerative spinal disease, an infection, or tumors. A spinal instability leads to pain, limited movement, the decreased quality of life, and can even threaten the patient’s life. The spinal stabilization surgery helps restore spinal function.

What are the indications for a spinal stabilization surgery?

The need for surgery to stabilize the spine is determined by an orthopedic surgeon during a consultation. Typically, this type of surgery is prescribed if there are problems that cause the spine deformation, destruction, or instability, as well as the pain, for example:

  • spinal injuries: fractures, displacements and dislocations,
  • degenerative diseases: osteochondrosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis,
  • spinal infections: tuberculosis, osteomyelitis,
  • tumors,
  • spinal deformities: scoliosis, kyphosis,
  • unsuccessful results of previous spinal surgeries.

What are the types of spine stabilization surgeries performed in Dnipro?

The type of spinal stabilization surgery depends on the type and location of the injury. The main types of stabilizing surgeries on the spine are:

  • An anterior spine fixation: A surgeon makes a small incision in the front of the neck or abdomen and places special implants to fix the vertebrae. It’s used if stabilization of the cervical or thoracic spine is needed.
  • A posterior spinal fixation: A surgeon makes an incision in the back of the body and places implants to fix the vertebrae. It’s used to treat injuries or deformities of the spine in the lumbar or sacral regions.
  • A combined spinal fixation: It combines anterior and posterior fixations to achieve greater spinal stabilization. It’s used in cases of complex problems with the spine.
  • A decompressive laminectomy with fixation: A surgeon removes a part of the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and fixes the vertebrae to stabilize the spine. It’s used in the treatment of spinal tumors or other diseases that cause compression of the spinal cord.
  • A reconstructive spine surgery: It’s a complex surgery that may involve bone grafts, implants, and other procedures to repair a damaged spine. It’s used to treat severe injuries or degenerative diseases of the spine.

What are the ways to install stabilizing implants on the spine?

Orthopedic doctors use several methods of installing stabilizing implants on the spine:

  • An open method: It means performing surgery through an open approach when a surgeon makes an incision in the skin and opens access to the spine. This is the most common and traditional method of installing implants. It allows the surgeon to gain direct access to the spine and pinpoint locations where implants need to be placed.
  • A minimally invasive method: A doctor uses small incisions in the skin and special instruments to perform the operation.

How is a dynamic spinal stabilization surgery performed at N1 Clinic?

Dynamic spinal stabilization is performed in the clinic under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the patient and his condition.

A surgeon makes a small incision in the skin of the spine and inserts special instruments to access the damaged discs or parts of the vertebrae. Then the orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged discs or parts of the vertebrae and places implants to stabilize the spine. After that, the surgeon closes the skin incision and applies stitches.

For this surgery, dynamic spinal stabilization systems are used. These mean special implants that preserve the natural mobility of the spine. They help to avoid the restriction of movement and pain that can occur with rigid implants.

Depending on the complexity, such surgery can last from a few hours to a full day.

The patient usually remains in the hospital for several days for observation and initial rehabilitation. After the discharge from the hospital, the patient must follow the doctor’s recommendations for the rehabilitation process and come for follow-up visits.

What is the period and the process of rehabilitation after a spinal stabilization surgery?

The period and the process of rehabilitation after the dynamic spinal stabilization surgery depend on the complexity of the surgery, the patient’s condition, and other factors. Usually, it can take several months.

In the first days after the surgery, the patient is advised to remain in the bed and limit the physical activity. An orthopedic surgeon may prescribe physical therapy to reduce pain and improve blood circulation.

A few days after the surgery, the patient may be allowed to stand up and walk, but with limited stress on the spine. The physical activity will gradually increase depending on the patient’s condition.

Upon discharge from the hospital, the orthopedic surgeon will individually select a rehabilitation program, including exercises to strengthen the back muscles, stretching and massage, as well as physical exercises to improve coordination and balance.

What are the advantages of spinal stabilization at N1 Clinic in Dnipro?

If you choose N1 Clinic for spinal stabilization, you will receive:

  • orthopedic doctors with more than 20 years of experience in surgery,
  • modern equipment for diagnostics, treatment, and operations,
  • experienced anesthesiologists who will provide high-quality anesthesia without consequences,
  • a full medication and medical support,
  • accommodation in comfortable rooms with 3 meals a day,
  • an early period of rehabilitation,
  • only an individual approach when choosing a treatment method,
  • a guarantee for the surgery performed if a patient follows the doctor’s recommendations.

If you want to make an appointment with our specialist and receive a qualified and effective treatment for your disease, call us, and we will find a convenient time for you.