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Instrumented Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Instrumented fusion appears to improve fusion rates but has not consistently improved patient satisfaction or outcome. Additionally, rigid instrumentation added to a fusion increases the incidence of adjacent segment disease and decreases the time interval when it becomes symptomatic.

Instrumented fusion should be reserved for patients at risk for a progressive deformity such as patients with excessive motion on preoperative radiographs, a documented progressive slip, and those requiring discectomy or aggressive facetectomy as part of the decompression.


What is Instrumented Lumbar Fusion

The joining of 2 bones in the spine using screws, rods or cages to prevent instability and pain

What is Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

The slip of one spinal bone over another one below caused by damage to disc or facet joints

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Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

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The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

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