Percutaneous spinal fusion

Percutaneous spinal fusion

Injection of local anesthetic into the paravertebral joints

Dr. Stylianos N. Kapetanakis
Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon MD, FRCS, PhD Priv. Consultant Spine Surgeon Ass. Professor at Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace

What is the place of PRPs and stem cells in chronic back pain?

PRP is essentially a part of the patient’s natural blood, which is processed by an appropriate procedure. The rationale behind the administration of PRP is that growth factors and various other biological molecules, which are inherent in the beautiful components of our blood (and especially, in platelets), can have a repair effect on tissue damage by inducing tissue regeneration and regulating the inflammatory-immune response at the cellular level. Initially, 10-50 mL of peripheral blood is taken from the patient by simple blood sampling, which is processed by a special procedure (called centrifugation) in a device to separate the plasma containing the platelets from the other blood components. . This procedure leads, within a short time, to the formation of a ready-to-inject solution (in an amount of 1-3 ml) into the affected intervertebral disc.

What is a Facet Joint Block?

It is the injection with a fine needle and radioscopic guidance, radioscopy (c-arm), local anesthetic and cortisone which is done to treat chronic pain in the small joints of the vertebrae.

What is an epidural infusion?

It is an injection of local anesthetic and cortisone into the epidural space in the spine in order to reduce the inflammation and relieve the patient’s pain.

Can I avoid spine surgery with an injection?

Yes depending on the nature of the problem. If it is big no.

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