Spine Care Specialists of Chicago Illinois and surrounding communities can help our patients understand what revision spinal surgery is, and if the revision surgery is necessary for them. In many cases the procedure is done because simply there is still pain. Revision spinal surgery can correct the issue that was initially the problem to begin with.
Below is a list of a few reasons revision spinal surgery may be considered. Contact Dr. Dwight Tyndall or Dr. Nitin Khanna at Spine Care Specialists of Chicago Illinois for your appointment to discuss if revision spinal surgery is the procedure for you.
Instrumentation that has loosened or pulled away from the bone.
Radiculopathy, or nerve pain associated with acute nerve compression in the spine, either from parts of the spine (disk, ligament, or bone) or from the previously placed implants.
Stenosis, or leg heaviness and walking limitation associated with chronic nerve compression in the spine, typically from disk degeneration, ligament hypertrophy, and bone spur formation.
Infection in the bone or around the instrumentation.
The presence of bursas (fluid-filled sacs) that have formed around the instrumentation used for fusion.
Arthritis that develops as a result of accelerated wear and tear on the spine after fusion.
Poor bone quality, such as osteoporosis or osteomalacia, that can predispose to bone/implant fixation failure or fractures in the spine bones, either within the fused segment or external to the operated region.1
The office of Dr. Dwight Tyndall and Dr. Nitin Khanna at Spine Care Specialists will offer the most up to date information regarding revision spinal surgery. Call Spine Care Specialists today and start understanding how we can make a difference!
1 Revision Spinal Surgery take from www.hss.edu 2013
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