Spinal Fracture Stabilisation Surgery
Spinal fractures are generally seen with trauma, osteoporosis or bone tumours. The spine becomes unstable and can often result in spinal cord or spinal nerve compression. A spinal stabilisation is achieved through a posterior incision with metal rods and pedicle screws inserted to help keep the spinal column in alignment, promote bone healing of the fractured vertebrae and alleviate pressure from any spinal nerves affected.
Relief of leg pain is often immediate with patients requiring 5-7 days stay in hospital followed by post-operative physiotherapy.