What is Decorticated bone?

Dental decortication refers to the intraoperative perforation or removal of cortical bone to induce bleeding and the release of bone forming cells from the underlying marrow. It is routinely used in combination with onlay block grafts or guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures.

What is decortication of the spine?

Decortication has been shown to promote the fusion process and provides not only a rich source of vascular supply from the underlying cancellous bone, but also access to pluripotent stem cells within the marrow.

What is PLF in spine surgery?

Posterior Lumbar Fusion (PLF) is the general term used to describe the technique of surgically mending two (or more) lumbar spine bones together along the sides of the bone.

Why do we Decorticate bones?

Decortication is done ostensibly to enhance the healing process by promoting bleeding and allowing progenitor cells and blood vessels to reach a bone-grafted site more readily. In addition, decortication may improve the physical bond between grafted bone and a recipient site.

What is the meaning Decortication?

Decortication is a surgical procedure that removes a restrictive layer of fibrous tissue overlying the lung, chest wall, and diaphragm. One common pathologic process that affects the pleural space is fibrothorax, which is an abnormal accumulation of fibrous tissues over the lung or visceral pleura.

What is a spine fixation device?

Spinal fixation devices provide stability and restore anatomic alignment in the treatment of fractures, degenerative disease, infection, and tumors and correct congenital deformities such as those seen in scoliosis. Plates and rods are attached to the vertebral body or posterior elements with wire, screws, and hooks.

Is Spinal Fixation the same as spinal fusion?

In most cases, spinal fusion is augmented by a process of internal fixation of the spine known as spinal fixation. This involves the placement of metallic screws, wire loops, hooks, rods, plates or cages to stabilise the vertebrae and facilitate bone fusion.

Does spinal fusion last forever?

The results of a fusion are permanent. When the bones fuse as intended, it changes the natural mobility of your spine, affecting the area around the surgical site and in various body parts as well.

What is Xlif spine surgery?

Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure performed through the side of the body to treat spinal disorders and reduce long-term back or leg pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as steroid injections, physical therapy and pain medication.

How many years does a laminectomy last?

2 years (range, 43-76), and the average follow-up period was 13.1 +/- 2.1 years (range, 10.1-17.4).

How soon can you walk after a laminectomy?

Walking is the best activity you can do for the first 6 weeks after surgery. You should start out slowly and work up to walking 30 minutes at least twice a day.