ICAC | Especialistas en prótesis móvil de columna lumbar

What is the mobile lumbar disc prosthesis?

The mobile lumbar prosthesis is a surgery in which the intervertebral disc is replaced by a mobile disc.

This surgery is carried out through an approach of about 10cm through the anterior or antero-lateral route of the abdomen. In this way, damage to the posterior muscles and joints of the back is avoided.

Lumbar prostheses consist of two parts, the first serves to anchor it to the bone of the vertebrae and the second carries out the movement of the prosthesis.

Operation cervical prosthesis

The implantation of cervical prostheses will be necessary when the patient presents a cervical disc herniation or when there are signs of osteoarthritis degeneration.

All the information about the lumbar area and the mobile prosthesis

He treatment of low back pain and sciatica They are the most common pathologies in which a mobile lumbar disc prosthesis is implanted.

Furthermore, this intervention can be recommended in degenerative diseases that affect 1-2 levels. It is particularly applicable when disc hypermobility occurs without the presence of displacement of one vertebra over another, as well as when the patient presents no or initial degeneration of the articular facets.

The placement of the lumbar prosthesis involves the replacement of the intervertebral disc with a device that performs the same functions, preserving the mobility of the affected segment and the harmony of movement in the lumbar spine.

The technique indicated for the placement of this type of prosthesis is the lumbar disc arthroplasty via anterior approach. During the intervention, a 10cm incision in the patient's skin, freeing the affected vertebral segment.

This approach seeks to maintain treatment efficiency while minimizing invasion, thus contributing to faster recovery and fewer postoperative complications.

With the lumbar disc prosthesis and the replacement of the damaged intervertebral disc with a prosthetic one, the mobility of the spine is not altered, preserving the normality of the rest of the discs and imitating the mobility of a normal disc.

The patient's recovery is practically immediate thanks to the minimally invasive spine surgical techniques, allowing the patient to return home just 24 hours after the intervention.

Furthermore, by applying a disc prosthesis, the risk of infections is reduced, as it does not damage the patient's tissues and skin.

In Spain, few professionals are in charge of performing this technique, among whom are Dr. Hevia, Dr. Caballero and Prof. Dr. Elgeadi.

If there is any suspicion of lumbar pathologies, a diagnostic study must be performed with certain complementary tests.

  • Lateral, anteroposterior and functional radiography with maximum extension and flexion of the spine.
  • Lumbar MRI
  • Neurophysiological study with electromyoneurogram

Once the surgery has been performed on the patient, the team of experts at the Institute of Advanced Spine Surgery prepares a report, specifying the technique and the mobile lumbar prosthesis implanted.

Regarding medication after the intervention, specialists will determine the drugs that the patient should take, if necessary.

It is recommended, in any case, avoid flexion of the lumbar spine and load-bearing efforts for a period of time, thus ensuring the quality of the prosthesis.

If the lower back pain persists after a few weeks, it can be complete with rehabilitation in a specialist center.

Patients who undergo mobile lumbar disc prosthesis surgery improve their quality of life. According to the results studied, it is observed that, in general, long-term reviews are not required.

Our traumatologists specializing in lumbar prosthesis in Madrid They have more than 10 years of experience performing spinal interventions.

Rehabilitation after a lumbar prosthesis is crucial to ensuring a successful recovery. The rehabilitation process focuses on restoring mobility, strengthening muscles, and improving the overall function of the lumbar spine.

It is essential to follow medical recommendations and perform the recommended therapeutic exercises, managing to adapt the new prosthesis and maximize the long-term benefits.

Although Mobile lumbar prosthesis surgery does not usually cause complications, it is important to recognize the existence of certain risks and possible drawbacks. These may include infection, allergic reactions, or displacement of the prosthesis.

Before having surgery, It is crucial that patients are informed of possible complications and to inform their doctors as soon as possible of any signs of complications.

The duration of a mobile lumbar disc prosthesis can vary depending on various factors, such as the patient's condition, the quality of the prosthesis, and compliance with postoperative indications.

It is crucial to maintain continuous monitoring, follow medical recommendations and comply with a care plan to maximize both the duration and benefits of the prosthesis.

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The ICAC, now at Teknon in Barcelona

This month of June, We have begun our collaboration with the prestigious Barcelona clinic TMEH to offer spine services at the famous Teknon Medical Center, one of the leading healthcare hospitals in Europe. Thanks to this alliance, we provide a comprehensive and specialized approach with the best solutions for those suffering from back problems.

The ICAC human team, known for being at the vanguard of innovation in traumatology, now brings his talent and advanced ultra-minimally invasive surgery techniques to Barcelona.

This collaboration with TMEH at Teknon Medical Center not only allows us to treat more patients more effectively, but also reinforces our commitment to innovation and excellence in healthcare.

We are excited to be able to offer these services in one of the most important cities in Europe and continue leading the field of traumatology and, in this specific case, in the treatment of the spine.