Spinal diseases are the second most common reason for a medical consultation. About 80% of world population will have low back pain at some point in their lives. Hence, anticipating this problem and with a goal to reduce postoperative pain and to improve recovery times, the keyhole spine surgery was first introduced in 1997. It is currently the most popular and most commonly performed type of spine surgery in the developed world.
Spinal diseases are the most common cause of the disability worldwide, measured using disability-adjusted life year (DALY) parameter. Contrary to popular perception, the peak incidence of spinal disorder is not seen in the elderly but rather in the age group of 35 to 55 years. With an increase in life expectancy, it is clear that spinal diseases may reach an alarming proportion. Traditionally, spine surgeries have required a long incision and often unnecessary exposure of a large part of the normal spine leads damaging the muscles and surrounding tissues that are important in maintaining spinal stability. Invariably these patients need prolonged hospital stay and may take 3-6 months or longer to resume their day-to-day activities.
Hence, keyhole spine surgery was introduced.
Keyhole Spine Surgery:
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