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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Editorial, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Current Alternatives for Treatment of Degenerative Spinal Disc Disease

Bilgehan Solmaz1, Ahmet Levent Aydin2, Cengiz Gomleksiz3, Yaprak Ataker4, Tunc Oktenoglu5, Mehdi Sasani5 and Ali Fahir Ozer6*
1Neurosurgery Department, Medistate Hospital, Turkey
2 Neurosurgery Department, Istanbul Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Training Hospital, Turkey
3Neurosurgery Department, Erzincan University, School of Medicine Mengücek Gazi Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
4Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, American Hospital, Turkey
5Neurosurgery Department, American Hospital, Turkey
6Neurosurgery Department, Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey
Corresponding author : A. Fahir Ozer, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
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Received: September 18, 2012 Accepted: September 19, 2012 Published: September 22, 2012
Citation: Solmaz B, Aydin AL, Gomleksiz C, Ataker Y, Oktenoglu T, et al. (2012) Current Alternatives for Treatment of Degenerative Spinal Disc Disease. J Spine Neurosurg 1:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000e104

Abstract

Current Alternatives for Treatment of Degenerative Spinal Disc Disease

The improvements in non fusion techniques for the treatment of degenerative spinal discs disease and the other related conditions commenced a new era of spine surgery. This new techniques are different from conventional fusion methods. Fusion methods for treating degenerative segmental disc disease which knowingly impair normal motion by disrupting articular surfaces and locking two or more spinal vertebrae segments as a single unit. Non fusion methods aim to provide stabilization while maintaining the mobility and function of the spine. Many instruments were developed to provide stabilization without fusion. Among them, the application of pedicle screw-based systems is more familiar to spine surgeons.

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