Spine surgery patient cases

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This quarter we want to highlight spine surgery. Below we share with you spine surgery patient cases where Bonalive® bioactive glass was used: spinal fusion surgery and spinal infection.

Spine surgery patient cases

The first spinal fusion surgery case we want to share with you is of an open posterolateral fusion:

Open posterolateral fusion

A 44-year-old patient was suffering from low back pain for 2.5 years. The patient had increasing radicular pain in the right leg for more than one year before surgery. Treatment included a posterolateral fusion using autograft and Bonalive® putty as a bone graft expander. View the whole case here

Open posterolateral fusion

 

Here is a case of minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery:

Posterolateral fusion with minimally invasive technique

A 54-year-old patient suffered from low back pain for 2 years. Worsening radicular pain in the left leg (L5). Treatment included posterolateral (left) and intercorporal fusion using autograft and Bonalive® putty as bone graft expander. View the whole case here

Posterolateral fusion with minimally invasive technique

 

Sometimes the spine can get infected. See how the following geriatric case was solved:

Vertebral osteomyelitis

A 72-year-old male with spondylodiscitis caused by gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus affecting the thoracic vertebrae T6–T8. Treatment included reconstruction using an expandable replacement device and bacterial growth inhibiting Bonalive® granules. View the whole case here.

Vertebral osteomyelitis

 

You will find more spine surgery patient cases in the Smart Healing Center case database. For healthcare professionals only, register here.