• Degenerative
  • Dr Kevin Pauza developed the Pauza Disc Treatment and Biostat System, a minimally invasive procedure that repairs and re-grows discs for the treatment of spinal pain and disorders including degenerative disc disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The procedure involves injecting two components of blood plasma, thrombin and fibrinogen which combine to make fibrin, into damaged spinal discs for the treatment of spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, back pain and chronic low back pain, or internal disc disruption. (wikipedia.org)
  • vertebral
  • The invention features a novel bushing that allows parallel decortication of the vertebral endplates to facilitate fusion. (google.ca)
  • Over time, the vertebral bodies can become so weak that normal activities such as bending over or lifting a bag of groceries, can cause a spinal fracture. (ustoo.org)
  • implant
  • A spinal implant (10) is disclosed which when placed within the spinal disc space stabilizes that spinal segment and materially participates in, and is incorporated in the ensuing fusion. (google.ca)
  • 18. The driver member of claim 17 in which said irregular end comprises an extended portion for fitting within a depressed portion of a spinal implant. (google.ca)
  • 19. A spinal implant comprising a generally rectangular ember having a dimension of less than the width of a disc space, whereby a plurality of said implants of different widths have a width of the size of a disc space. (google.ca)
  • 2. The spinal fusion implant of claim 1 , wherein said first radiopaque marker is positioned symmetric with the second radiopaque marker relative to said medial plane. (google.ca)
  • 3. The spinal fusion implant of claim 2 , wherein said third radiopaque marker is symmetric with the fourth radiopaque marker relative to a central longitudinal plane extending along the longitudinal axis and generally parallel to said height of the implant. (google.ca)
  • 4. The spinal fusion implant of claim 3 , wherein said first sidewall is positioned symmetric with said second sidewall relative to the central longitudinal plane. (google.ca)
  • 5. The spinal fusion implant of claim 4 , wherein said first and second sidewalls each define at least one viewing aperture in communication with the first fusion aperture, wherein said at least one viewing aperture of the first sidewall is symmetric with said at least one viewing aperture of the second sidewall relative to the central longitudinal plane. (google.ca)
  • 6. The spinal fusion implant of claim 1 , further comprising a medial support wall extending between the first and second sidewalls, wherein said medial support wall is positioned along said medial plane. (google.ca)
  • 8. The spinal fusion implant of claim 7 , wherein the first fusion aperture is symmetric with the second fusion aperture relative to the medial plane. (google.ca)
  • discs
  • Once the lung is aside the surgeon removes the amount of discs needed for the fusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the contrary, disc degeneration is often the effect of natural daily stresses and minor injuries that cause spinal discs to gradually lose water as the anulus fibrosus, or the rigid outer shell of a disc, weakens. (wikipedia.org)
  • This water loss makes the discs less flexible and results in the gradual collapse and narrowing of the gap in the spinal column. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pauza developed a procedure for the treatment of spinal disorders known as the Pauza Disc Treatment, which repairs and re-grows discs without a spinal fusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Biostat intradiscal fibrin sealant underwent multiple Food and Drug Administration studies to become an FDA approved Discseel biologic that reduces back pain and regrows degenerated spinal discs. (wikipedia.org)
  • stabilize
  • Other immobilizing devices such as a Kendrick Extrication Device or a backboard can be used to stabilize the remainder of the spinal column. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeries
  • A study published in 2011 noted "reports of frequent and occasionally catastrophic complications associated with use of [BMP-in spinal fusion surgeries", with a level of risk far in excess of estimates reported in earlier studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • pain
  • After fusion, the body has to readjust and you may find that you have pain in an unrelated part of your body. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Spinal fusion may be considered if all other methods of treatment (medication, rest, physical therapy) have not been able to relieve pain or disability. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Sudden and severe pain, out of proportion to the activity at hand, is a hallmark sign of a spinal fracture. (ustoo.org)
  • Many patients mistakenly attribute the pain of a spinal fracture to a muscle strain or 'bad back. (ustoo.org)
  • Hi, I am new to this site and I'd like to thank everyone who has posted their experience with spinal pain in order to lend support to others. (spineuniverse.com)
  • In fact, some lumbar spinal fusion patients report only a reduction in pain or recurring flare-ups. (livestrong.com)
  • Spinal fusion risks include a lack of certainty about how much and what type of pain will be decreased. (livestrong.com)
  • Whether a patient experiences pain or not largely depends on the location of the affected disc and the amount of pressure that is being put on the spinal column and surrounding nerve roots. (wikipedia.org)
  • These three designs are FDA approved for one-level applications, after clinical trials were said to show patient improvement in motion and pain equivalent to spinal fusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Artificial
  • In 2009 Spinal Kinetics, a leader and innovator in advanced generation artificial disc technology completed the successful implantation of the first patient with the company's M6-L artificial lumbar disc, and the commencement of the system's initial commercial launch in Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • bones
  • The bones in your spinal column are different than the bones elsewhere in your skeleton. (ustoo.org)
  • column
  • This is because the muscles in the back are essential when it comes to supporting the spinal column and maintaining the spine's proper shape. (wikipedia.org)
  • hospital
  • According to a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), approximately 488,000 spinal fusions were performed during U.S. hospital stays in 2011 (a rate of 15.7 stays per 10,000 population), which accounted for 3.1% of all operating room procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The average total hospital costs for spinal fusions increased from $24,676 in 1998 to $81,960 in 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • injury
  • This makes them at high risk for spinal cord injury, which could be exacerbated by movement of the person and could lead to paralysis or death. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2013 the FDA warned a manufacturer for promoting the device for unapproved uses such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury. (wikipedia.org)