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Jun 21, 2019

What Is Ultrasonic Spine Surgery?

shutterstock_515560834.jpgWhen it comes to performing spinal surgeries, the medical community has seen a wealth of new technologies coming available in recent years. One of these recent developments is the use of ultrasonic spine surgery tools. This method is designed to reduce recovery time and boost results while being minimally disruptive. Here’s what you need to know:

How It Works

Ultrasonic surgical tools use ultrasound waves directed at the injured area to effectively reshape and remove damaged tissue and bone. This allows your surgeon to treat only the areas that need to be treated without causing major disruptions to the surrounding tissue and muscle. It also means that more of the original bone and tissue is preserved during the surgery, and fewer screws, rods, and other implants are needed to get the job done. This also reduces the need for permanent fusion, since more natural tissue and support remains in order to maintain stability and mobility.

What Can Ultrasonic Spine Surgery Be Used For?

Ultrasonic spine surgery is an incredibly versatile option that has been used for a wide range of spinal injuries and illnesses ranging from degenerative disc disease to bone spurs and failed back surgery syndrome. It has proven successful for all of these purposes because it replaces a more invasive surgical procedure. In addition, this procedure is perfect for cases where previous surgeries have caused scar tissue or other damage that needs correcting, because it will not exacerbate the existing problem or lead to more scarring that could be equally detrimental.

What Is Healing Like?

One of the biggest benefits of ultrasonic spine surgery is the reduction in recovery time associated with this minimally disruptive procedure. Typical back surgery requires a recovery period of up to six months, but with ultrasonic surgery, you could see your recovery happen in as little as six weeks. This is because the ultrasonic tool causes less damage to the entire area surrounding your spinal injury, so your body can focus on healing only the area that really needs it.

Whether you have previously undergone spinal surgery or not, ultrasonic spine surgery might be the solution you are looking for. Dr. Abdulhamid is proud to offer ultrasonic surgical options to patients who qualify. Through his association with Sonospine, he offers this cutting-edge method using specialized, perfected techniques. Our team can give you more information about the unique benefits of this surgical method, and how it could help you achieve better results, even if you have had spinal surgery before. Contact us today to learn more or watch our videos about the ultrasonic process so you can see the difference for yourself.



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