Robotically-Guided Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Surgery

research-icon To quantify potential short- and long-term benefits of robotically-guided minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) for adult patients with lower back degeneration, in comparison a matching group of control patients operated in a minimally invasive approach whether freehand or with image guidance or navigation techniques.

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  1. Daniel Ross April 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if someone could answer some questions I have. The first and main question is where I can donate my spine for reaserch in the event of death. I had a L5 S1 Fusion with a lamenectomy May of 2001. I have recently been told by my pain Specialist that they used a chemical back then and is my problem called BMP by the company Medtronic. The Doctor told me that back then they were using to much of this chemical, some 10X to 100X the doses they use today. I am understanding this made the bone fusion overgrow. in Dec. 2005 I under went a corrective surgery to remove bone from the canals. The spinal canal, and nerve root canals. This gave some benefit and nerves “woke up” and healed for an 18-24 month period. I was to the point where I could walk 1 1/8th mile every 3 to 4 days. I strengthened myself with the use of our apartment stairs then walking. I had a pain pump and had it removed. I reached a plateau of getting better and seemed the problem was still their just to a less severe degree. I still was having to take a larger amount of pain pills but was able to reduce the amount daily by a large amount. As I worsened again over the last 9 years I have been telling them that the bone is growing in again. I recently have a change of heart in that the initial “rest of” the problem maybe what’s actually getting worst. My question is if you would have any knowledge/experience of this particular sort of problem and could answer questions regarding this problem. I additionally was wanting to inquire about the donation of my spine upon death for and to a research company. My initial spine problem was hereditary and worsened with injury to my spine. I had my first injury in the 6th or 7th grade ( I am 55 at this date and time) to my mid back, Between my shoulder blades. I herniated my first disc, L5,S1 at the age of 26. I know my problem started as a hereditary problem due to many, many signs and my ability to look back and know I had problem with sit-ups at the age when you may start exercising, I was probably age 8 or even a little younger due to my real Father being into fitness. I did not see my Father much as a child. Again, my main purpose is to find an interested research facility where I could donate my spine to research where another person may be able to benefit in the way of a better quality of life with expanded knowledge. My phone number is 719-380-5258. And I included my email address. Thank you for your time involved in this matter.

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