MIS Percutaneous Posterior Cervical Fusion

MIS-Posterior Percutaneous Cervical Fusion

At MICROSPINE, Dr. T works on perfecting minimally invasive methods like the CORUS (former DTrax) percutaneous posterior cervical facet fusion to deliver fast pain relief and recovery for patients who need spinal surgery.

You may be a candidate for this surgery if you:

  • Have received at least six weeks of non-operative conservative care.
  • Suffer from pain, numbness or burning sensations in your neck, shoulders and/or arms from pinched nerve, compression nerve from foraminal stenosis due to bone spur in your neck.
  • Suffer from neck pain due to facet arthritis in your neck.
  • Suffer from failed anterior fusion.
  • Are a skeletally mature adult with degenerative disc disease of the neck (cervical spine levels C3-C7).

How does it work?

A set of surgical instruments all smaller than one centimeter in diameter is used to prepare the bony surfaces of the cervical spine for fusion and allows intervertebral cages to be implanted. The implants separate the superior and inferior facet apart to create more space for a pinched or irritated nerve root. The implants also stabilize the spine which can help patients heal properly.

Why is a tissue-sparing approach so important with this procedure?

A tissue-sparing posterior cervical fusion can greatly reduce muscle and soft tissue trauma, scarring and patient recovery time. It can reduce time in surgery, blood loss and hospital stay. Often time, this can be done as out-patient


If you are suffering from low-back pain, neck pain, herniated disc, sciatica, pinched nerve and have been researching minimally invasive spine surgery as well as laser spine surgery, schedule an appointment to speak to Dr. T and Microspine Team today.

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