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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Minimally Invasive spinal surgery refers to a technique using small incisions and specialized instruments to gain access to the particular area of the spine needing treatment. In traditional open surgeries physicians make an incision 5 to 6 inches long and need to move or retract muscles and soft tissue to the side so that they can access the injured area. With minimally invasive techniques physicians can treat the injured spine with less injury to the muscles and other surrounding structures and soft tissues.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less damage to surrounding muscles and tissues
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Typically less pain
  • Quicker healing and return to daily activities

For patients interested in Minimally Invasive Spinel Surgery, they should understand that each case is considered individually, and they should consult their doctor to see what might be appropriate treatment options after non-operative treatments have been exhausted.

Contact Orthopaedics Associates of Wisconsin to schedule a consultation today.



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