Robotic spine surgery is a form of minimally invasive spine surgery. If you are experiencing chronic back pain that is unresponsive to non-surgical treatment, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. Robotic technology now allows neurosurgeons to change from performing traditional spine surgery to more highly-accurate, state-of-the-art, guided spinal surgery procedures with improvement in patient outcomes. Robot-assisted spine surgery has been shown to increase the accuracy of pedicle screw placement and speed recovery.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Spinal fusion surgery is very successful in stopping the curve from growing by realigning and fusing together the curved vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. Today, with state-of-the-art tools and technology, neurosurgeons are able to straighten the curve significantly, thus improving the patient’s appearance. Other spinal deformities that can be treated with these new advancements include chin-on-chest syndrome where the upper back curves forward more than normal, also known as hyperkyphosis.
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