Monday, May 27, 2019

American doctors are paying attention "Transumbilical Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion"

Director. Bae has introduced this technique at ISASS in LA

Wooridul spine hospital has received great attention from international academics by announcing
a spinal fusion that solves the scar problem with the approach to the umbilicus.
Director Bae at Wooridul spine hospital Seoul chungdam which designated as spine specialist by Ministry of health and welfare
 has introduced Transumbilical Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Disease
 at ISASS(International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) in LA Anaheim.

Photo: Director Junseok Bae of Wooridul Spine Hospital presenting Transumbilical Anterior Lumbar Interbobody Fusion in LA Anaheim

"Transumbilical Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion" is dramatically improves the abdominal scar problem of anterior lumbar approach.
Conventional anterior fusion has been widely used because it can stabilize spinal fusion
and reconstruction with direct decompression of the nerve,
but has been pointed out as a disadvantage of large wounds and scars on the abdomen.
To overcome these shortcomings, Wooridul spine hospital has been developing mini-ALIF
for more than a decade and have focused on minimizing wound size and improving surgical outcomes.
 From 5 years ago, Wooridul has developed an anterior vertebral fusion through the transumbilical approach
and it resulted almost no visible scar after surgery.
The core of umbilical approach is that the skin around the navel is folded and wrinkled,
so that only 2 to 3cm small incision site is needed.
Director of Wooridul spine hospital announced
“We had follow-up monitoring 107 patients for 20 months,
 surgical result was similar to Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
but after 3 month of operation, patient’s satisfaction is so high cause of invisible scar.
If we take into consideration cosmetic side with same result,
it stimulates patient’s better quality of life.