Why MaxMoreSpine ?
Only the maxmorespine® system includes specialized instruments designed for maximum safety and effectiveness during endoscopic spine surgery. Endoscopic lumbar spine surgery is the least invasive and a highly effective procedure to treat a variety of spine problems and eliminate back pain.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Unlike traditional spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery does not require a hospital stay, general anesthesia, a large incision, or a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation period before resuming activities.
Endoscopic spine surgery is used to treat spinal conditions such as; far lateral herniated discs, foraminal stenosis, bone spurs, scoliosis, tumors, discitis and prior unsuccessful spine surgery.
AM I A CANDIDATE
- Less trauma, tissue sparing procedure as minimal anatomy is disrupted
- Quicker healing with less rehabilitation and rapid return to activities
- Reduced post-operative pain requiring little or no pain medication
- Smaller incision results in lower incidence of infection and blood loss
- Local anesthetic avoids risks associated with general anesthesia
- Out-patient procedure, no hospital stay required
- Appropriate for patients unable to tolerate open surgery or general anesthesia
About the procedure
The maxmorespine® procedure is performed on an out-patient basis and under local anesthetic. The patient is conscious during the procedure and able to provide feedback to the surgical team. After the local anesthetic is administered, a thin needle is inserted into the bone anatomy adjacent to the symptomatic disc. A small skin incision is made from which muscle and tissues are dilated, as opposed to being cut, which occurs during standard micro-discectomy procedures. Specially designed instruments of the maxmorespine® system are used to open the spinal canal which helps to elliviate nerve compression. The spine endoscope is a thin tube, approximately the diameter of a standard pencil, which contains fiber optics to illuminate and display the surgical field on a monitor. Excellent visualization through the endoscope enables the doctor to explore the spinal anatomy and to identify the pain generating elements thus selectively treat the problem while preserving healthy tissue. The endoscope has an open channel to facilitate tools appropriate for probing, dissecting, grasping, shrinking and/or removal of targeted pathology.
Throughout the procedure, x-ray will be utilized for the safe and accurate placement and use of instrumentation. Upon completion of the procedure, the endoscope is removed and a small bandage is applied over the needle incision.