Dr. Salvador Fuster i Obregón
• Specializing in Microsurgery of Herniated Disc Surgery and Scoliosis Deformity in Adults
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona.1980• Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Excellent Cum Laude. 1987 • Master in Surgery Vertebral Nottinghan by University Hospitals. 2010• Master in Spinal Surgery from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA ). 2011• Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology by Opposition MIR Hospital de Bellvitge Princeps d' Espanya 1981-1986 ...
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• Multiple national and international publications• Participation in various research projects
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The herniated disc is the compression of the spinal cord or nerve root that occurs when a portion of an intervertebral disc moves. Hernias usually aff The herniated disc is the compression of the spinal cord or nerve root that occurs when a portion of an intervertebral disc moves. Hernias usually affect the disks are in the lower area of the back (lumbar) or neck (cervical spine). In the latter case we refer to cervical or cervical herniated discs. The pain caused by a hernia may extend from the back towards the leg and lead to leg pain, or to the arm. Most often, the rupture disk occurs by effect of natural aging and deterioration, but can also occur in younger people due to various causes. The trigger for a healthy disc to herniate can be a trauma, a violent blow or poorly executed effort. Cervical surgery may be necessary to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, when pain is caused by a herniated disc or a bone of spinal canal. ...
Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the cartilage discs located between the vertebrae, they lose elasticity and fail to meet the Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the cartilage discs located between the vertebrae, they lose elasticity and fail to meet the function of cushioning the impact body movement generated. This situation subjected to the vertebrae to friction between them, since they lose their elastic capacity, the disc that separates collapses and allows the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. As a result, the disc can cause severe pain. In osteoarthritis of the cervical spine and lumbar osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is distinguished. In the cervical general wear on joints and bones, especially around the neck, causing a chronic pain occurs. As for the lumbar sometimes produce spurs that exert pressure on the nerves of the spine. This can cause weakness and pain in the arms or legs. ...
Percutaneous surgical disc herniation is a minimally invasive technique to remove herniated spinal both lumbar and cervical without open surgery. Thi Percutaneous surgical disc herniation is a minimally invasive technique to remove herniated spinal both lumbar and cervical without open surgery. This surgery involves removing the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc through a small incision in the skin. This is achieved by introducing an endoscope, an instrument that includes a thin tube with a lens and allows viewing on a screen structures and tissues, as well as the whole process, using fine instruments, such as laser and radiofrequency. The patient can lead normal lives the day after surgery and does not require a special rehabilitation perform. ...
The hip prosthesis is a major surgical technique involves the replacement of degenerate artificial hip joint. The characteristics of the materials us The hip prosthesis is a major surgical technique involves the replacement of degenerate artificial hip joint. The characteristics of the materials used in this type of prosthesis allow similar to human joint mobility. To manufacture these implants used: various metals such as stainless steel alloys, cobalt, chromium and titanium; plastic, usually polyethylene, a durable and wear-resistant material which is friction. The replacement of the hip prosthesis is indicated in cases of osteoarthritis in the joint or of rheumatoid arthritis. After surgery, patients need crutches for the next month. The prostheses have limited life due to wear of materials. ...
The knee prosthesis is the replacement of the joint by a plastic part by surgery, is indicated where the joint is seriously damaged by osteoarthritis. The knee prosthesis is indicated when the degree of deterioration of the knee and the pain that generates prevent the patient walk. Such implants are reproductions of the bones forming the knee, made of various metals and plastics favoring flexion and extension of the joint. Allergy to metal alloys patients there titanium knee prosthesis. Usually, the patient who has been implanted with a knee prosthesis can be incorporated to work within three to six months. ...
Low back pain or lumbago is pain in the bottom of the column. Low back pain is not a disease itself, but rather is a problem or a symptom whose causes can be multiple. The origin of this pain can be in bad posture, physical activity of the individual, psychological factors or degenerative diseases (such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis) caused changes in the different structures that form the backbone (ligaments, muscles, spinal discs and vertebrae). Lumbago treatment involves the administration of analgesics, muscle relaxants and applying heat to the painful area. Also, the patient should rest. ...
Lumbar disc hernia is an injury caused by degeneration or wear of the intervertebral discs of the spine, which act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. Lumbar hernia is one of the most common and causes compression or irritation of the nerve root, which often just manifesting as sciatic nerve pain, depending on the position and size of the hernia. The main causes of herniated discs are articulate aging, trauma or prolonged exertion. In addition, there are risk factors that favor its appearance, such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle or snuff. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the case, and can be solved with temporary resting, drug administration, rehabilitation exercises or even surgery, it indicated only for patients who do not respond to other treatments and the pain persists markedly. A herniated disc L4 the level of injury when the pain radiates from the front of the thigh, no loss of sensation in the inside of the leg and foot, and causes weakness in the knee. L5 level of injury occurs when the pain radiates down the back of the thigh and there is a loss of sensation in the side wall of the calf and the back of the foot. Therefore, disc herniation L4 and L5 can be distinguished by the symptoms they cause. ...
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints and cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes an inability but it is difficult to cause disability. As cartilage progresses and disappear pain occurs, the bone reacts growing on the sides and causing a deformation. ...
Rhizolysis is a noninvasive surgical technique to address back pain through several punctures in the area of the spine to be treated without hospitalization. Rhizolysis involves destruction by radiofrequency pulses of nerve endings that transmit pain originating in the joints that connect two vertebrae sí.La rhizotomy is performed in the operating room with the patient lying face down (in the case of rhizolysis lumbar and dorsal rhizotomy) or lying face up (in case of neck pain). This treatment is indicated in cases of pain caused by movement in which not affected the nerves exiting the spine to the limbs. ...
Scoliosis is a deviation of the spine, instead of being straight twists and bends sideways. If the spine is very biased, it may cause bodily asymmetries as the ribs or hips protrude from one side to the other or that one shoulder is lower than the other. Depending on the affected column portion we distinguish between lumbar scoliosis (low back), dorsal scoliosis (top of the column) back and lumbar scoliosis. Scoliosis may begin in childhood but often is not noticed until adolescence. In most cases, the exact cause is unknown, but could be hereditary .. The treatment of scoliosis is based on rehabilitation to strengthen the muscles in the use of collar to enhance the natural progression of scoliosis and the surgery in cases of very sharp curves. ...
The shoulder prosthesis is the replacement of the joint by a plastic part by surgery, where it is indicated that the shoulder joint is seriously damaged by osteoarthritis. With this technique a reduction of pain and restoration of mobility is achieved. In the shoulder prosthesis a metal part to the humeral head and a piece of polyethylene shoulder blade, both sealed with cement or embedded is set. There is also the reverse shoulder prosthesis, aimed at patients aged 60 years, who returned shoulder mobility. In the inverted, in place of the humeral head is placed the receiver and where the receiver should be, the humeral head is placed. These prostheses are indicated in the massive rupture of tendons, beyond repair, which is associated with certain joint osteoarthritis. ...
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to treat degenerative diseases of the spine. The fusion consists in fixing two bone parts rigidly and irreversibly anchoring a joint using screws, plates and titanium rods. Its aim is to stabilize the spine to relieve local pain. In addition, decompression of the nerve roots relieves sciatic pain and difficulty walking, typical of stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal. The technique of spinal fusion is divided into anterior cervical fusion, posterior cervical arthrodesis and posterior lumbar spine fusion. The spinal fusion is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. ...
Clamping a spinal injury is caused by a blockage of one or more vertebrae that causes significant loss of mobility. Symptoms, well defined, vary depending on how this blockage occurs. The entrapment of a nerve oppressed compression causes pain and immobility where he has his way. The cause of impingement may be improper and inappropriate positions held at work overexertion impingement can be lumbar or cervical spine, depending on where they occur. If maintained for a long time and causes discomfort, over time could cause a herniated disc. The treatment involves the administration of drugs to relieve pain and physical therapy. ...
The spine surgery is to correct structural abnormalities of the spine that cause pain. It is indicated in cases where there is significant compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots, and when it is due undoubtedly to the structural abnormality detected. One of those treated by surgery of cervical spine injury is a herniated disc. Cervical surgery may be necessary to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, when pain is caused by a herniated disc or a bone of spinal canal. Trauma surgery may also be required to stabilize the cervical spine and minimize the possibility of paralysis, when a fracture or dislocation causes a vertebral instability. Likewise, cervical surgery is also used in case of degenerative diseases. ...
The spinal fracture is a break or the collapse of one of the bones of the spine. This can happen for a strong impact in the area or for the loss of bone mass, osteoporosis caused by eg. Although removal of bone mass may also occur for other cusas: cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hyperthyroidism and long-term use of corticosteroids. In these cases, the deterioration causes bone fractures can also occur as a result of normal activity, such as bending over or get something. Symptoms include a sudden onset of pain or a chronic, dull back pain and weakness or immobility of all or any part of the body. Traditional treatment for spinal fractures includes extended bedrest, pain medication and the use of corsets. These treatments can reduce pain, but do not stabilize the fracture or correct the related spinal deformity. In fact, a spinal fracture can cause irreversible damage as a total or partial paralysis of the injured. ...
Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating acute spinal fractures. In vertebroplasty a cement mixture into the fractured bone is injected through a hollow needle. Typically, vertebroplasty is recommended when have failed other less invasive treatments (such as rest a back support or analgesics) or when medications have begun to cause unwanted side effects such as ulcers or stomach problems. ...
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