Spondylolisthesis is an anterior displacement of a vertebra over the vertebra below. It is often observed at the L5-S1 level, followed by L4-L5. Usually it is caused by degeneration of the disc that leads to vertebral instability and, eventually, displacement of the vertebra.
Spinal “arthrodesis” or “fusion” is the best surgical treatment for this disease. It stabilizes the unstable segment of the spine thus eliminating the back or leg pain often seen in this condition.
MIS fusion techniques allow for a safe and effective treatment of this pathology, with excellent post-operative results. One of these techniques is Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
This is performed through MIS approaches placing intervertebral cages filled with bone graft supplemented by percutaneous screws and rods. Performed under general anesthesia and discharged on day 2 or 3 after the surgery.
Dr. Vicenç Gilete, MD, Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon.
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