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What occurs during a reconstructive lumbar spinal surgery?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: A lot

Reconstructive implies that either a fracture is being repaired or abnormal curves (scoliosis or kyphosis) is being addressed.
The surgery involves taking pressure of nerves by removing bone as needed, along with fusion of the involved bones in order to align them properly. Rods, screws and cages are often placed. Osteotomies to allow the vertebra to be aligned better can be performed as well.

In brief: A lot

Reconstructive implies that either a fracture is being repaired or abnormal curves (scoliosis or kyphosis) is being addressed.
The surgery involves taking pressure of nerves by removing bone as needed, along with fusion of the involved bones in order to align them properly. Rods, screws and cages are often placed. Osteotomies to allow the vertebra to be aligned better can be performed as well.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

It varies somewhat, but usually the term reconstructive spinal surgery is done for a spinal deformity.
This often anvolves the placement of instrumentation into the spine, correction of the deformity, and then fusing it in the corrected position. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Varies

It varies somewhat, but usually the term reconstructive spinal surgery is done for a spinal deformity.
This often anvolves the placement of instrumentation into the spine, correction of the deformity, and then fusing it in the corrected position. Thank you for the question.
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