Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube

Head of department spinal column

Specialist for othopaedics and accident surgery

Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

036691 8-1439

Minimally invasive stabilisation – Percutaneous dorsal stabilisation

A minimally invasive method for stabilising the thoracic or lumbar spine or also for all procedures that are preformed from the abdominal side or through the chest cavity and which do not require the spinal canal to be opened.

These are:

  • Vertebral fracture
  • Suppuration of the inter-vertebral disc space (spondylodiscitis)
  • Vertebral body replacement
  • Tumours

Via approximately two centimetre incisions, cannulated screws are inserted into the vertebra without releasing the muscles from the spine. This produces only a slight injury to the back extension muscles.

The surgery is carried out with the patient lying on their front. Under X-ray guidance, cannulas are positioned in the vertebrae and then replaced with a wire. These wires are then used to insert cannulated screws into the vertebrae. These screws have a removable extension that protrude above the skin.

In cases of severe osteoporosis, bone cement can be inserted via the screws to provide additional anchoring of the vertebrae. Once these extensions have been arranged in a line, the connecting rod is then inserted into the screw heads.

The rod is then screwed into place with a fixing nut. The skin is closed once the screw extensions have been removed using strips of plaster. Under guidance from physiotherapists, strengthening exercises of the back and abdominal muscles are carried out on a regular basis. Follow-up treatment does not require any corsets or braces. The in-patient stay to be expected for this procedure is around nine days.

Deutsches Zentrum für Orthopädie: Wirbelsäulenerkrankungen

In unserer Wirbelsäulensprechstunde beraten und betreuen wir Menschen mit Muskelverspannungen durch Fehlbelastung, Skeletterkrankungen (z.B. Osteoporose) und Abnutzungserscheinungen der Wirbelsäule oder Bandscheiben.
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