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Minimally Invasive Restoration with SpineJack®

 

The procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to relieve pain, stabilise the fracture and restore your fractured vertebra to its initial shape. It can be done in a radiology room or operating room, in accordance with very strict cleanliness and safety standards.

 

Under X-Ray guidance, the surgeon makes two very thin incisions about one centimetre long, in your back and creates a narrow access path to the fractured vertebra in order to insert two implants.

 

The surgeon then inserts the implants and injects bone cement to stabilise the fracture. The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia but may also be performed under local anaesthesia, depending on your surgeon’s recommendation.

 

This procedure takes about 30 minutes per fracture level treated, plus the preparation and recovery time.

 

1/ FRACTURED VERTEBRA

2/ IMPLANT INSERTION

3/ IMPLANT EXPANSION

4/ INJECTION OF CEMENT

 

 

THE RISKS OF ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE

Although the complication rate with this minimally invasive treatment has been demonstrated to be low, as with most surgical procedures there are risks associated with the procedure including heart attack, embolism, infection. Please note, however, that this procedure is not for everyone.

 

Please consult your doctor for a full discussion of risks and whether this procedure is right for you.

 

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

 

 

          — IMMEDIATE PAIN RELIEF

Patients usually report immediate relief from back pain. But as everyone perceives pain differently, a mild painkiller may be prescribed for several days.

 

 

           — ALMOST IMMEDIATE RETURN HOME

Patients are typically discharged from the hospital 3 days after the procedure.

 

 

           — FAST RETURN TO WORK AND DAILY ACTIVITIES

Once discharged from the hospital, you may be surprised by how quickly you are able to resume your favorite activities.

 

 

           — FOLLOW-UP

Your doctor will probably schedule a follow up visit during which he’ll give you instructions specific to your overall health and level of conditioning.

 

Marine, 23 years old

I was operated on last summer after a 2.5 m fall onto a concrete floor. I fractured two lumbar vertebrae. The impact immediately paralyzed me. The doctors and I were very worried that I would not walk again. Dr. Barreau performed the operation at the Hospital of Bordeaux (France). I was able to walk again the next day and have gradually regained mobility. Even though I still have some pain, I am delighted with the ease and effectiveness of the procedure.

Marine, 23 years old

I was operated on last summer after a 2.5 m fall onto a concrete floor. I fractured two lumbar vertebrae. The impact immediately paralyzed me. The doctors and I were very worried that I would not walk again. Dr. Barreau performed the operation at the Hospital of Bordeaux (France). I was able to walk again the next day and have gradually regained mobility. Even though I still have some pain, I am delighted with the ease and effectiveness of the procedure.

Bruno N, 36 Years old

Mountain Rescue Professional

I had a SpineJack® operation in January 2014 after a 17-metre fall during the final phase of a mountain rescue operation. I had a fracture of the L1 vertebra. The operation was carried out by Dr. Vouaillat at the Clinique des Cèdres in Grenoble. I was quickly back at work and enjoying my professional and sports activities, after obtaining my certificate of aptitude. Today, I can carry a 15 kg backpack, go skiing and rock climbing without any restriction.

Bruno N, 36 Years old

Mountain Rescue Professional

I had a SpineJack® operation in January 2014 after a 17-metre fall during the final phase of a mountain rescue operation. I had a fracture of the L1 vertebra. The operation was carried out by Dr. Vouaillat at the Clinique des Cèdres in Grenoble. I was quickly back at work and enjoying my professional and sports activities, after obtaining my certificate of aptitude. Today, I can carry a 15 kg backpack, go skiing and rock climbing without any restriction.

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