Spinal Fusion - Minimally invasive pedicle screw systems are frequently used in spinal fusion procedures. These procedures aim to stabilize the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together, typically to treat conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal instability, or spondylolisthesis.
Scoliosis Correction - Minimally invasive pedicle screw systems can be employed for the correction of scoliosis, a condition characterized by abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The screws provide stability and enable the gradual realignment of the spine during surgery.
Vertebra Fracture Fixation - When a vertebra in the spine fractures, it may require stabilization and fixation. Minimally invasive pedicle screw systems can be used to secure the fractured vertebra and promote healing. This approach is commonly utilized for vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis or traumatic injuries.
Tumor Resection - In cases of spinal tumors, minimally invasive pedicle screw systems may be utilized for tumor resection and spinal stabilization. The screws help support the spine during the removal of the tumor and subsequent reconstruction.
Revision Surgery - Minimally invasive pedicle screw systems can also be employed in revision surgeries. These procedures are performed to address complications, correct previous surgeries, or address the failure of previous fusion attempts. The minimally invasive approach may be beneficial in reducing additional tissue trauma and facilitating faster recovery.