Why are you in pain?
- Stress fracture of the rear part of a vertebra (isthmic lysis) in early childhood
- Progressive forward slipping of the vertebrae that has lost its rear anchorage
- A feeling of instability that leads to back pain and sciatica
Which examinations should be carried out before consulting us?*
- Lumbar CT scan
- Lumbar MRI
*Examinations required for the study of your case at the CCV Montpellier
What surgical treatment can we recommend?
- Reduction of vertebral slippage and stabilization of the vertebra by an ALIF cage (abdominal surgery)
- Reinforcement of intervertebral fixation by percutaneous osteosynthesis (posterior surgery)
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The key points
- Indication: Lumbosciatica resistant to medical treatment for more than 6 months, with repercussions on daily activities justifying a surgical procedure
- Minimally invasive 2-level arthrodesis technique (abdominal and posterior) during the same anaesthesia
5 to 7 cm on the abdomen, above the pubis / 2 scars of 3 to 4 cm in the lumbar region
Duration of surgery
45 minutes (anterior time)
45 minutes (posterior time)
Average length of hospital stay
Immobilisation with a custom-made plastic removable brace: 6 weeks
Average recovery time
Minimum duration of absence from work
Period before starting back driving
Duration before resuming sports activities
Flying home after surgery
Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery
*These are mean times, with possibility of significant variability from one patient to another.
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