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Recent advances in medical technology have dramatically changed spine surgery. Martha Jefferson Hospital's highly skilled spine surgeons use these latest techniques and devices to treat adult spinal disorders and spinal trauma.
These innovations in spine surgery mean that surgery no longer needs to be the treatment of last resort for patients. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have led to smaller incisions and faster recoveries. Other advancements include synthetic bone substitutes, which take the place of painful bone grafts from the hip or pelvis. Artificial discs completely replace damaged spinal joints, much like knee and hip replacements, allowing restoration of nearly normal spinal motion with rapid return to full activities.
Injuries and diseases treated at Martha Jefferson include: