Spine revision surgery is performed when the previous surgical procedure failed, or recurrent and/or further complications are present. The thought of a second or third surgery can be a frightening matter to patients who have already undergone extensive recovery from the first; however, it must be done to repair and prevent further damage. If neglected, worsening pain can hinder you from working, exercising and even sleeping comfortably.
Patients who have undergone surgery for scoliosis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or disc herniation, to name a few, may require surgical intervention due to complications including:
- Deterioration of the spine
- Scar tissue removal
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Re-herniation of a disc
- Spinal instability and alignment
- Incomplete spinal fusion
Today’s technological advances allow for spine revision surgery to be performed utilizing a minimally invasive method involving small incisions as opposed to larger incisions in open surgery. Minimally invasive procedures cause little to no damage to surrounding areas of the spine, (muscles, tendons and ligaments) facilitating recovery and muscle strengthening in physical therapy.
Our expert surgical staff will help you feel strong and healthy again. To learn more about spine revision surgery and how it can benefit you, contact the spine surgeons of Connecticut at 203-755-NOSS (6677), or 1-800-463-8764.