Minimally Invasive surgical procedures for fracture and orthopaedic surgeries have evolved heaps and leap of late. These surgical techniques help in early recovery from mild to severe trauma and fracture cases by reduced soft tissue damage to an already compromised soft tissue. A main advantage of minimally invasive surgeries is that they reduces the requirement for further surgeries, early mobilization and faster fracture healing and return to normal life and activities.
Traditional Spine and other orthopaedic surgeries were performed as an open surgery that involves a long open incision in the targeted area that allows the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. With the advancement in surgical techniques and adaptation of more sophisticated procedures and technology in numerous surgical procedures have allowed the back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The main difference between an open surgery and a minimally invasive surgery is that the latter involves only few small incisions avoiding significant damage to the muscles and soft tissues surrounding the spine. Typically, this reduces the post operative pain and enables a faster recovery for the patient. The surgeon removed the damaged or affected disk from the spine and replaces them with bone grafts and screws them in position to provide additional support. The minimally invasive surgery can be performed in numerous mild to severe conditions affecting the neck and spine caused by any abnormality in the spine. Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospitals have a well equipped and furbished operating rooms with a fully fledged conventional Laminar Flow Operating Room with HEPA filter clearing out upto 0.3microns with air being pumped in with pressure to increase the pressure within the OR and to prevent any inflow from outside. This prevents the risk of contamination or infection and provides a ultra clean room for successful outcomes.
At Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospitals, we have a team of highly skilled and proficient minimally invasive surgeons to treat various spine conditions with less injury to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine. This method allows the surgeon to view the location where the problem exists in the spine via a monitor. In minimally invasive surgery both the patient and the surgeon have benefits.
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery include smaller incisions, less bleeding, and shorter stays in the hospital and faster recovery, less anaesthesia, less post-operative pain and scarring, less damage to soft tissue and muscle surrounding the spine and reduced risk of infection.
Authored By Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti