Endoscopic Spine SurgeryProblems of the vertebrae and problems of the spine are brought on by congenital factors, accidents or lifestyle. Spinal problems are usually extremely painful and surgical intervention is not only a blessing, but is also a high priority solution.
Ever since the advent of minimally invasive surgical procedures for the spine, patients have reported tremendous benefits, and the success rates have been very high. There are some undeniable benefits to minimally invasive surgery, like very minimal chances for secondary infections, very less recovery times and so on. There are also several cosmetic benefits to endoscopic spine surgery as there is negligible scarring, and little to none scar tissue. Minimally invasive spine surgery has benefited from the technological advancements in other spheres like laser, endoscopy and guided access surgery. There have been tremendous improvements in camera technology, and these have paved way for higher success rates among very complicated surgeries.
Endoscopic Spine Surgeries have a lot of benefits. The main advantage of endoscopic spine surgery is very little tissue tear, as the points of entry are minimal and guided cables and instruments are sent through a small incision, there is very little tissue dissection, hence noticeably less trauma and recovery period.
Higher resolution endoscopic cameras have reduced the room for error to negligible levels. The camera systems have become extremely high resolution that they are actually better than the naked eye. There have been improvements in lighting too, and the intensity, span and depth of the endoscopic lighting systems are now programmable to an acute degree. In the case of spine surgery, the removal of the posterior osteophyte is a critical process. The usage of high speed burrs in experienced hands has made the process much easier. Nevertheless it is one of the critical and most challenging parts of spinal surgery. Advancements in technology are making the tools more precise and better manageable, thereby reducing risk and making the process more dynamic and diverse. Advancements in irrigation pump designs are helping surgeons plan on surgical procedures that are extremely complicated.
Broad advantages of endoscopic spine surgery are there is very little tissue dissection, and as a consequence there is much lesser trauma. There is lesser muscle trauma and as a consequence of lesser blood loss, epidural fibrosis doesn’t occur as much. Which means there is no scar tissue. This helps cosmesis and there is a very reduced to nil requirement for cosmetic surgery assistance.
Clearly the advent of endoscopic spine surgery has brought tremendous relief and benefit to many people. The advantages of this form of surgery go beyond cosmesis. Endoscopic Spinal Surgery has paved way for complicated surgeries that were earlier not possible with conventional surgical techniques.