Recently, one of the most important advances in the treatment of diseases caused by the wear and tear of the spine has arrived in Spain.. It is a column stabilization system that allows to keep the patient's mobility. Together with the German neurosurgeon with whom he had previously implanted this system, Michael Pfeiffer, we started using this innovative system in Spain. In Europe we had already had the opportunity to use this state-of-the-art system in joint interventions and it has now been used successfully in two patients in our country.
The system consists of titanium screws that are placed in the pedicles of the vertebrae and their particularity are plastic profile bars that are attached to these screws that allow flexibility and, therefore, mobility. This material and the pioneering technique that is used for its implantation allow to stabilize the corresponding section of the spine, to release it from part of its load, and to ensure a posterior mobility until now unknown.
This supposes a whole revolution since with the technique applied up to now, the section of affected column is rigidized in a permanent and irreversible way, the system that will be used from now in a habitual way allows an adequate stabilization but without completely canceling the mobility .
In this way, important structures of the column apparatus are kept active in the system, but safe from overload peaks. Even the treated segment can practically recover its original function, without additionally overloading the boundary segments. Likewise, this intervention is very little invasive and conserves for a long time the own structures and would allow the option of a final definitive stiffening if necessary. A breakthrough for the treatment of diseases arising from the wear and tear of the spine.