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:
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.
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