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Bed Ridden With Several Burns and Spine Injury Liberian Soldier Jefferson Papie Titus Gets Respite from the Agony in India. Severely injured in a mine blast Titus underwent multiple treatments in IndiaView More
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About Minimally invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a procedure in which doctors use specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions. In this, the spine problems are treated with less injury to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine.
This procedure is performed under General Anaesthesia.
- MISS fusions is performed with special tools called tubular retractors.
- During the procedure, a small incision is made and the tubular retractor is inserted through the skin and soft tissues down to the spinal column. This creates a tunnel to the small area where the problem exists in the spine.
- The tubular retractor holds the muscles open and is kept in place throughout the procedure.
- The surgeon accesses the spine using small instruments that fit through the centre of the tubular retractor.
- Any bone or disk material that is removed exits through the retractor, and any devices necessary for fusion — such as screws or rods — are inserted through the retractor. Some surgeries require more than one retractor.
Patient needs to stay in the hospital for 2-4 days.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: 2.55 Min