Spinal Fusion in Jersey City, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Spinal Fusion in Jersey City, NJ
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ
The soft yet sturdy discs in your spine can degenerate over time and develop instability, lose the ability to act as shock absorbers between your vertebrae, and lead to pain among many other symptoms. When restoring stability to the spine, the orthopedic surgeons at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ consider a Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion procedure. These procedures can restore stability to the spine and decrease pain.
The 5 most common Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion procedures performed at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ are:
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Your Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Plan at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ
At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ, our orthopedic surgeons commonly use a minimally invasive approach with spinal fusions. There are many benefits to having minimally invasive surgery instead of open surgery, such as:
- Less bleeding.
- Less scarring.
- Less damage to surrounding tissue.
- Faster recovery – some procedures allow you to return home the same day.
The goal of a Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion is to stabilize the spine which can be achieved by creating a bridge of bone between 2 or more vertebrae. In a Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion procedure, your surgeon will determine the best way to access the area of your spine that needs stabilization. For example, PLIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the back of the spine, XLIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the side of the spine, and ALIF is a lumbar fusion surgery from the front of the spine.
Your orthopedic surgeon will make an incision to access the surgical area and remove any damaged disc material and place a spacer and cage with bone graft material into the disc space. This device realigns the spine and disc space which decompresses the nerves signaling pain. This bone graft heals to form a solid unit of bone. This type of procedure reduces or fully stops painful movement while restoring alignment and stability to your spine. It can also prevent further damage to nearby nerves, spinal cord, and other soft tissues.
If you would like to learn more about Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion procedures at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ, request an appointment below.