Microspine uses the Spine Facet Fixation System to treat facet disease with effective, advanced minimally invasive surgery. Facet disease refers to any breakdown or deterioration in the facet joints that connect the vertebrae in the spine to one another. These joints are located behind and between the vertebrae and can wear down from a variety of causes. To properly treat this condition, our surgeons use specialized bolts that are implanted through the damaged facet joints and lock the vertebrae together for stabilization.
Benefits of facet fixation include:
Our spine surgeons use the Spine Facet Fixation System to repair damaged facet joints through small incisions created over the affected areas. Typically, the process will involve the following:
Because our focus is on minimally invasive surgical techniques, we use small incisions that cause less blood loss and damage to surrounding tissue and areas. Typically, patients also experience a shorter recovery time that allows them to return to their daily life sooner.
While this is an outpatient surgery, we do recommend resting for a prescribed period post-operative and then gradually increasing activity levels with instruction and supervision by your providers. You will also be advised to wear a back brace for added support during the healing process.