Lumbar disc arthroplasty

Written by: Dr. Hugo Santos Benítez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The back pain in our days affects hundreds of thousands of people and is responsible for many lost hours of work as well as the grounds of disability to bring a personal and social life normality. Contrary to what people may think, the disc does not belong alteration elderly. The efforts we make just for practicing standing, sometimes are sufficient to determine the onset of degenerative disc disease. Usually people with low back pain often try to explain with reasoning like that&ldquo,&rdquo have slept badly;or simply have&ldquo, a&rdquo ;, lumbago when in fact they are living are the prolegomena of a progressive and potentially surgical treatment of disease: degenerative disc disease


The welfare culture, the relative ease to opt for specialized medical services and the opportunity to access imaging studies such as Magnetic Resonance fortunately make every day more possible early forecast called black disk ( discopathy degenerative ) generating LBP.

There are several surgical techniques for treatment: conventional, which are applied through the skin ( Percutaneous ) and we called“ minimally invasive

The total disc replacement and lumbar disc prosthesis patients by favoring mobility is the technique that has lived and more successful to not alter the kinetics of the lumbar spine and have the prostheses used in last for many years.

This surgical treatment indication has no limits, but is more advisable to apply it in the last disc of the lumbar spine and in patients who wish to regain a normal physical activity without creating problems in the adjacent discs. Especially has its maximum indication in young patients who want to restart a sport.

The surgical technique for performing this surgery gathers knowledge general surgery, vascular surgery and spine surgery. It is the culmination of an arduous and expensive training of the surgeon.

This surgical treatment is carried out in this unit since the year 1999 (in France and Germany since more years ago) Since then we have improved a lot as surgical equipment and laboratories have designed and continue by designing the best prosthesis, more physiological and more durable.

Comprehensive care of patients operated in our unit is complete with its physiotherapy treatment in Ruberphysios Unit. So the patient has full attention on the center:

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The Dr. Hugo Santos works at the Hospital Ruber Street Juan Bravo in Madrid for 28 years, has exclusive dedication. He is director of the Unit of Neurosurgery Brain and Spinal. He and his team practice techniques General Neurosurgery. The Unit is a reference among other techniques, to surgery No Vertebral Fusion. He has published several scientific papers on the subject and periodically receives training for foreign doctors.

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Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the surgical management (including education, prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation ) of certain diseases, peripheral vegetative and central nervous system, including its vascular structures and spine, the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify function or activity of the nervous system, including the pituitary and surgical pain treatment.

Post - surgical medical topics in general means disclosure must be very carefully because you must not obey the mere advertisement of wonderful techniques and with them, create in the reader hopes that sometimes are not met. They have to be written with the mood of the most accurate information possible, medical teams of recognized standing and experience in language that the reader understands and means of contrasting seriousness.


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By Dr. Hugo Santos Benítez
Neurological Surgery

Renowned specialist in neurosurgery, with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Santos is the Coordinator and head of the Neurosurgery Unit of the prestigious Ruber Clinic in Madrid. Concerning national and international and pioneered the use of techniques such as endoscopic surgery level, vertebroplastia.y arthroplasty, both lumbar and cervical.

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