Surgical Procedures

 

Welcome to this section of the Spinal Foundation website which overviews available Minimal Invasive Surgical procedures

Endoscopic Interlaminar Decompression

The posterior surgical approach to the spine has been developed from open laminectomy into microscope assisted discectomy (Microdiscectomy) to...

Spinal Decompression

This term is used to describe different procedures depending upon the Surgeon or Physician.

Discectomy

It can mean removal of a...

Slipped Disc Symptoms and Treatment

The term Slipped Disc refers to a disc bulge (protrusion) or a ruptured disc (disc extrusion or sequestrum) Slipped discs `may arise in the neck (...

Keyhole Spinal Surgery

Keyhole Spinal Surgery is the colloquial Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (EMISS) and Fluoroscopically controlled surgery. Regrettably...

Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment Options

Vertebral Compression Fractures may be treated by several methods including

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Conservative
  • ...

Postoperative Information

General Rules for first 2 - 3 weeks after operation

  • Start immediately with static abdominal and gluteal holds as follows:
  • ...

Posterior Wall Reconstruction (PWR)

Initially radial tears were considered a mere chance finding on the M.R.I. scan but Viviprudence (Aware State Feedback) indicates that they...

Percutaneous Laser Disc-Decompression (PLDD)

What is a Percutaneous Laser Discectomy?

The percutaneous laser discectomy is achieved by passing a side firing laser probe into specific...

Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty is a means of reducing the production of breakdown products within the disc which may be irritant when the percolates (ooze) through...

Myeloscopy

Using the same techniques as described for Endoscopic Epiduroplasty the water jacket of the cord may be pierced and the endoscope may be inserted...

Minimal Intervention Fenestrectomy (MIF)

In most specialist centres, Minimal Intervention Fenestrectomy is performed when disc degeneration is combined with significant bone overgrowth...

Kyphoplasty

Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to stabilise a Vertebral Compression Fracture and help to correct the Vertebral...

Keyhole Disc Replacement

The term Keyhole Disc Replacement is in itself misleading because the procedure replaces the central portion of the disc (Nucleus Pulposus) rather...

Interspinous Spacer

Interspinous Spacers are implants that are inserted between the posterior spinous processes. Their purpose is to restore the tension of the...

Foraminoplasty

Foraminoplasty is a term originally coined by the Martin Knight to describe the procedure where a transforaminally approach was optimised to...

Flexible Endoscopic Intradiscal Discectomy

The flexible endoscopic intradiscal discectomy can be performed through a one or two sided approach depending on the complexity of the problem....

Epiduroscopy

Epiduroscopy requires the placement of a 2mm flexible steerable endoscope through the sacral hiatus in to the epidural space around the dura....

Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression

What is Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression?

The concept of Endoscopic Laser Decompression & Foraminoplasty is the reduction of lumbar...

Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty

What is Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty?

For the most advanced degeneration we have developed the technology to address these problems...

Endoscopic Intradiscal Fusion

What is a Percutaneous Intradiscal Fusion?

Endoscopic Intradiscal Fusion can be used to stabilise the grossly unstable...

Endoscopic Facet - Joint Surgery

In those cases where facet joint injection has temporarily relieved the symptoms and they have been incompletely alleviated by cryogenic rhizotomy...

Endoscopic Epiduroplasty

During Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty the anterior epidural space may be explored by means of flexible steerable endoscopes. Sidefiring and...

Endoscopic Discectomy

What is Endoscopic Discectomy?

Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy uses spinal probing of the annulus through the antero-lateral approach...

Endoscopic Disc Augmentation

What is a Percutaneous Disc Augmentation?

Following an extensive clearance of the degenerate material within the disc by Endoscopic Laser...

Congenital Fractures

Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis Fractures

There are multiple classification of lumbar and lumbo-sacral spondylolisthesis. As such...

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