At Trinity Spine and Orthopedics, our Fort Worth orthopedic surgeons approach back surgery by doing their best to remove a minimal amount of bone. This is because when a minimal amount of bone is removed in surgery, it allows people to leave more quickly so that they can recover and get well. Dr. Kjeldgaard’s favorite reasoning behind why they have developed this approach is the following analogy:
Imagine a building with it’s scaffolding. You have to clean the windows, and this is easier if you remove parts of the scaffolding. However, the more you remove, the weaker and more wobbly the foundation becomes.
The same is true with back surgery. When you take out a lot of bone, you relieve more of the condition, for example stenosis, but you have also made the spine much weaker; it wobbles like the weakened scaffolding. Sometimes this sort of procedure becomes fully necessary, and in such cases, the spine can always be repaired with rods, plates, and screws, but it is best to avoid removing so much bone, which is why the doctors at Trinity Spine and Orthopedics in Fort Worth prefer to do minimal removal and combine this lower level of back surgery with other treatments such as physical therapy.
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We offer a wide variety of services, both surgical and therapeutic, that will relieve your pain, heal you, and have you back to living your life the way you want to.
Trinity Spine and Orthopedics has board certified orthopedic surgeons as well as physical therapists and pain management experts that can help.
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