Revision Spine Surgery
What is Revision Spine Surgery?
Revision Spine Surgery is sometimes needed to correct issues that resulted from previous spine surgery. Although uncommon, screws, plates or other implants used in a prior surgery can cause pain or other symptoms. This is primarily due to either the spine not healing correctly after surgery or the implants themselves were not placed correctly.
In other instances, the implants used in a previous surgery cause what is known as Adjacent Level Segment Disease, which causes the discs or vertebrae above or below the original surgical area to become weakened. These vertebrae or discs need to be treated surgically to relieve pain and other symptoms.
At OSS Health, our Board Certified Spine Surgeons use the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technology to minimize the need for Revision Spine Surgery. Our Spine Surgeons have been trusted by countless patients to correct complications that arose from previous spine surgeries at other medical practices and hospitals.
How is Revision Spine Surgery Performed at OSS Health?
How Revision Spine Surgery is performed is based on what is causing pain and other symptoms. If the implants from previous surgery are pressing on a spinal nerve, these implants may be removed, repositioned or reimplanted to alleviate the pressure on the spinal nerve.
If the disc or vertebrae above or below the original surgical area is affected, a spinal fusion may be extended to also stabilize those vertebrae or discs.
Your OSS Health Spine Surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your previous surgery to develop a surgical plan that is unique to your condition.