What is Involved with a Minimally Invasive Spine Closure?

A minimally invasive spine closure is a medical procedure where the surgeon will close the patient back up after he or she has gone in to perform some type of surgery on any of the spine, discs, vertebrae, or spinal nerves. All of these are under several tissue and muscle layers; reaching them requires a delicate procedure known as minimally invasive spine surgery, then the resulting closure. Learn more about what goes into this type of surgery and the minimally invasive spine closure that follows the surgery below.

When is Such a Surgery and Closure Needed?

Whenever a patient needs a type of surgery on his or her vertebrae, spinal nerves, discs, or spine, the patient will need to be opened up via precise, smaller incisions into the tissues and muscles surrounding these areas. These surgeries were not as common at one time, but thanks to advanced robotics and tools, these surgeries are more commonplace in today’s medical care.

Some of the procedures where opening up these areas and a minimally invasive spine closure would be needed afterwards include medical conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal instabilities including spondylolisthesis, spinal deformities including scollosis, bone spurs, fractures, herniated discs, and spinal infections.

Benefits Received from Such a Procedure

Thanks to the precise, smaller incisions involved in such a procedure, the patient will be less likely to suffer trauma to the surrounding muscles and tissues. Additionally, the patient will usually endure less recovery time and heal faster from this procedure. The patient will also experience less blood loss, have a lower chance of infection, and need less rehab time and less physical therapy thanks to the smaller incisions made during this procedure.

Sharp Fluidics provides product offerings to help make minimally invasive spine closures even safer and easier. Learn more about this and our other product offerings by scheduling a consultation.

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