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Advanced spine endoscopy

The Elgeadi team is a pioneer in advanced spinal endoscopy in Madrid. It is a minimally invasive technique used by the best specialist traumatologists to treat spinal pathologies effectively and safely.

Your spine in good hands

Lumbago

Localized pain in the lumbar area caused by muscle overload, trauma or sudden movements.

canal stenosis

Narrowing of the lumbar canal, produced by the deformation of bones and tissues, which causes pressure on the spinal cord.

lumbar disc herniation

It occurs when one of the intervertebral discs shifts and presses on the nerve root.

Cervical disc herniation

Displacement of the intervertebral disc located in the cervical area, which produces compression on the spinal cord.

Vertebral fracture

Bone fractures caused by trauma, compression or wear of bones and cartilage.

Cervicalgia

Cervical pain, related to injuries to the bones, muscles and nerves in the area.

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Spinal endoscopy explained

Prof. Dr. Elgeadi

In this video, Prof. Dr. Elgeadi explains to us everything related to the spinal endoscopy operation: its advantages, benefits, the type of anesthesia, and its recovery process.
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Advanced spine endoscopy

The vertebral column is made up of 26 bones that cover and protect the spinal cord, it is an area very prone to injury. When any of these vertebrae suffer damage, it can cause pain by pressing on the nerves and spinal cord that run through it.

Prof. Dr. Elgeadi along with his team are one of the few professionals who perform this type of surgery at the national and international level. Count on extensive experience in the field of advanced spine surgery.

Resolving doubts…

The Spine endoscopy surgery is an innovative technique, which allows the approach to spinal pathologies and injuries, through minimal incisions of less than 2-3 millimeters in the skin. By introducing an endoscopic camera, the specialist traumatologist can explore the spinal canal through high-definition optics connected to a television screen that provides high-resolution images.

Prof. Dr. Elgeadi's team has traumatologists spine endoscopy specialists in Madrid, who can carry out this technique, improving the patient's quality of life.

Advanced spinal endoscopy is divided into two phases: a first phase of 30 minutes in which the patient is generally anesthetized, and the exact location is studied to address the pathology. In this phase, the patient's posture becomes very important.

Subsequently, a second part, lasting 45 minutes, in which an incision is made in the skin. At this point, the endoscope is introduced and the compressed nerve root is separated.

The recovery after spinal endoscopy is faster and less aggressive than after open surgery, since it involves minimal tissue damage. This reduces the risk of infection significantly.

As it is carried out through minimal incisions, the risk of bleeding is minimal. This makes the patient's recovery quick and offers good results for the patient, who will be able to recover their quality of life in a short time, thanks to our team of advanced spinal endoscopy specialists in Madrid.

Before the patient undergoes advanced spinal endoscopy, the preoperative takes on special importance. A prior study must be carried out, consisting of different diagnostic tests, including x-rays, MRIs and a neurophysiological study.

During the postoperative period, anti-inflammatory medications are used to help relieve the patient's possible pain. In cases where residual pain located in the lumbar area remains, it is recommended that the patient undergo rehabilitation sessions supervised by a specialized physiotherapist.

The results of advanced spinal endoscopy They are very positive and help the patient recover their quality of life. In most cases, the patient will have to go for a check-up within fifteen days after the operation, and another one after a month. At that time you will be discharged.

In cases in which stem cells are implanted, the patient must undergo an annual review, in which their clinical evolution will be observed using an MRI.

Lumbago

Pain located in the lower back area. The symptoms that the patient may present are stiffness in the back, difficulty standing upright or loss of movement in the lumbar area.
Some endoscopies performed in this area may be:

  • Lumbar disc herniation.
  • Lumbar disc impingement.
  • Lumbar disc protrusion.

Cervical disc herniation

Commonly, these cervical disc herniations damage the discs found in the neck area.
The symptoms that the patient may suffer are:

• Back pain lasting over time
• Pain in the leg
• Reduced movement or sensitivity in the foot
• Loss of bladder and bowel control
• Spinal cord injuries

The pain caused by a hernia can spread through the body, reaching the leg or arm.
Advanced spinal endoscopy is applied to reduce the pressure that the spinal cord or, where appropriate, the nerve roots present. What causes this hernia is a poorly performed gesture, trauma or a very strong blow.

canal stenosis

The area where it occurs goes from the neck to the lumbar region. This pathology is usually degenerative in nature, but it can also be due to congenital or traumatic causes.
The symptoms associated with stenosis depend on the level where said narrowing occurs:

  • Radiculopathies
  • Low back pain
  • Weakness and burning in the extremities
  • Pain when walking for a long time

This disorder is frequently diagnosed in people over 50 years of age.

Vertebral fracture

Back pain that comes on suddenly and acutely can be a symptom of a vertebral fracture. For its treatment, there are conservative methods, although spinal endoscopy can also be performed if appropriate.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Suffering from back or lumbar pain
  • Inability to carry out normal physical activity.
  • Symptoms due to nerve involvement.

lumbar disc herniation

The symptoms that generally appear are the following:

  • Sciatica
  • Symptom of weakness or tingling in the leg.
  • Low back pain or back pain in the buttocks.
  • Loss of sphincter control.

To treat the hernia, the following treatments can be applied:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • oral steroids
  • An epidural injection

If the pain does not disappear after 6 weeks, it would be advisable to consider microsurgery in the affected area.

Cervicalgia

The pain may be localized in the neck only or spread through the arms, head or back.

The symptoms that appear most frequently are:

  • Pain in the neck area, stiffness and difficulty moving it.
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

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