TranS1 Spinal Fusion
The surgeon accesses your low back through a 1-inch incision next to your tailbone. The center of the diseased disc is removed, and bone growth material is inserted in its place. This material helps stimulate bone growth over time in order to “fuse.”
The implant is inserted to distract the two vertebrae, meaning that any height lost from Degenerative Disc Disease is restored to its original, healthy disc height.
Your physician may or may not add posterior hardware for further stabilization of your spine after the procedure has been performed.
Step 1- Before the Procedure:
Step 2 - Access to the Diseased Disc is Obtained:
Step 3 - Center of the Diseased Disc is Removed:
Step 4 - Bone Growth Material is Inserted in Place of the Diseased Disc:
Step 5 - Lost Disc Height is Restored and the Spine is Stabilized:
See Dr. Schell discuss and perform a TranS1 minimally invasive spine procedure on YouTube by clicking play below: