It will be especially helpful in procedures where the surgeon is trying to minimize the exposure size, such as many of the emerging midline fusion techniques that require a facetectomy
Rosenthal said, "At our hands-on workshop, spine surgeons learned several BoneScalpel techniques and surgical benefits for using the device in many different spinal procedures such as laminectomy and facetectomy
In view of the situation, laminectomy and facetectomy of the superior endplates were performed, until complete exposure of the sac and the bilateral roots of L3 and L4 had been achieved.
The injury is, in itself, seriously unstable and becomes even more so as a result of surgical treatment, which involved laminectomy and facetectomy in this patient.
Quartararo specializes in endoscopically assisted micro-discectomy procedures, laser discectomies, and endoscopic rhizotomy, foraminotomy and facetectomy
17) Yercan and coworkers (18) have shown that a lateral facetectomy can be palliative in many patellofemoral arthritis patients.
Combining this release with a partial lateral facetectomy when there is a large osteophyte may increase its clinical utility.
To date, reported uses of the Product in spine surgery include laminectomy, laminotomy, laminoplasty, corpectomy, spinal deformity, foraminotomy, facetectomy
and other procedures performed by orthopedic and neuro surgeons.
The TOPS(TM) System, an alternative to spinal fusion, is designed to stabilize but not fuse the affected vertebral level after a laminectomy and medial facetectomy
to alleviate pain stemming from degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and facet arthrosis.