360 Degree Procedure for Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Spine is one of the most crucial and delicate part of human body. It consists of bones separated by inter-vertebral discs that allow the spine to move freely. Any injury or disorder of the spine requires immediate medical care as it may affect the quality of life of the person. Although various kinds of procedures can be performed to fix the abnormality but recently developed 360 procedures offer more flexibility and stability to the spine.

What is a 360 Degree Spine Procedure?

360 degree spine procedures involve repair of the spine from anterior as well as posterior side. This means that surgery is performed from front and back of the spine. It is mainly required in cases where the spinal cord is compromised from both front and back. This happens in cases of degenerative spine or trauma (due to disruption of anatomy) or tuberculosis (due to destruction of vertebral bodies). So the most appropriate reasons to perform 360 degrees or circumferential procedure are:

  • Severe compression of cervical or thoracic

  • Complete destruction of cervical or thoracic vertebra spine

  • Spine that is suspected to take longer time to heal

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis 

  • Spinal deformity

  • Failed previous spine surgery

Advantages of 360 degree spine procedures

  • Extra stability to the spinal column

  • Highest chances of success

  • Reduced pain

  • Less dependency for day to day activities

  • Improved movement of spine

  • Better quality of life