Spine reconstruction may be needed after previous spinal surgery. Sometimes infection of the spinal wound or of the spine itself may keep you spinal wound from being closed. Dr. Tutela has a vast experience in treating spinal wounds including those that are acutely, or chronically infected. First, special attention is paid to clearing the infection with meticulous wound care. Then a number of techniques may be employed to achieve final closure, including muscle flaps.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SPINAL RECONSTRUCTION?
If you have an infected spine or a chronic wound of your spine, you may be a candidate for spinal reconstruction. You must be healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia in order to be a candidate.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SPINAL RECONSTRUCTION?
Spinal reconstruction can provide durable long lasting coverage to a chronic wound of your spinal surgery wound.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY FOR SPINAL RECONSTRUCTION?
Recovery for spinal reconstruction can be lengthy. It can last weeks to months.