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Title: Posterior Spinal Surgery: A Guide to its Implants

Posterior Spinal Surgery A Guide to its Implants
Posterior Spinal Surgery accounts for the
surgical procedures performed on an individuals
spinal cord, speci?cally the cervical part of the
spinal cord, also known as the cervical spine. A
human spinal cord involves three main regions,
namely the cervical region (neck area), the
thoracic region (mid-back area), and the
lumbar region (lower back area). The cervical
part of the spine consists of seven stacked
bones, collectively called the vertebrae.
Additionally, the ?rst two vertebrae, called the
atlas and the axis of the cervical spinal cord
are different from one another. The threats that
come for any of these vertebrate(s) call for a
posterior spinal surgery. Any surgery ascribed to
the neck arena of the body comes under the
category of posterior spinal surgery.
While Posterior Spinal Surgery is an umbrella
term that holds a variety of surgeries within
it, the reasons that give rise to posterior
spinal surgery are much in alignment with the
Causes for Posterior Spinal Surgery
Posterior Spinal Surgery is a generic word for
surgeries performed on the cervical region of
the spinal cord and turns out to be a savior
under various spinal cord conditions. This spinal
surgery answers several disorders and spinal cord
conditions, ranging across reasons and diseases.
In the subsequent part of this blog, we will
address a few reasons that often result in the
procedure of embedding posterior spinal implants
into the body.
  • Tumor Removal- Many times, the accumulation of a
    tumor(s) in the cervical region of the spinal
    cord requires the removal of the same for smooth
  • functioning of the body. A tumor in the neck
    region of the spinal cord will not only affect
    the e?cient operation of the spinal cord but also
    impact the overall functioning of the body.
  • Vertebral fracture A fracture on the vertebrae
    of the spinal cord, called
  • vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty requires a
    posterior spinal surgery to stabilize
  • the vertebrae. The procedure may range from the
    insertion of posterior spinal implants to the
    injection of bone cement for providing ulterior
    support to the spinal cord.
  • Cervical Scoliosis- A condition of the cervical
    spine region that involves an extreme sideways
    curvature of the spine. In most cases, the cure
    for this
  • curvature involves the implantation of screws,
    rods, and other posterior spinal implants.
  • Spinal Fusion- A spinal fusion surgery is usually
    performed to stabilize the spine where two or
    more vertebrae are put together with one another
    with the help of spinal implants ranging across
    screws and rods.
  • Infection- The predicament of an accumulating
    infection in the cervical region of the spinal
    cord can often lead to malfunctioning of the
    overall body
  • because of the spinal cord. Therefore, in such
    situations, posterior spinal surgery is of
    utmost importance to prevent the growing
    infection on immediate effect.

Types of Spinal Implants Used
in Posterior Spinal Surgery
  • Now that the reasons that raise the necessary
    need for a posterior spinal surgery have been
    talked about, lets shift the focus towards those
    weapons without which the procedure of spinal
    surgery remains incomplete, posterior spinal
  • Pedicle Screws- These are thread-like structured
    screws that are typically inserted into the
    pedicles of a spinal cord. The pedicles of the
    spinal cord are small bony projections on the
    vertebrae, and these screws are most commonly
    used for posterior spinal fusion surgeries, that
    support and stabilize the vertebral body.
  • Interbody Cages- These cages are typical spinal
    implants inserted between adjacent vertebrae for
    restoring disc height, decompressing nerve roots,
    and promoting the e?ciency of spinal fusion
    surgeries as well as implants. The

  • interbody cages as posterior spinal implants are
    full of bone grafts which further facilitates
    spinal fusion processes.
  • Cervical Plates- An eminent player in posterior
    spinal surgeries, typically designed cervical
    plates are implanted to stabilize the vertebrae.
    These plates are secured with screws and enable
    spinal fusion processes easily.
  • Arti?cial Discs- In the cervical region of the
    spinal cord, the implantation of an arti?cial
    disc can cure a degenerative or damaged disc. The
    ultimate aim of
  • the discs is to promote motion and movement in
    the speci?ed cervical arena of the spinal cord.
  • Crosslinks- These are bars/connectors that are
    typically attached to the rods on either side of
    the spine. As implants, these crosslinks enhance
    stability and do not let the said rods move from
    their point of juncture.

In modern times when patients do not have any
time to spare for medical treatment and
healthcare, posterior spinal surgeries with the
help of posterior spinal implants in touching
new heights. With spinal implants becoming
excessively patient-friendly, the success of
these surgeries is measured by the relief of
symptoms experienced by the patients alongside
experiencing the restoration of spinal stability
and capabilities to resume day-to-day
activities. Therefore, in such a scenario,
Zealmax Ortho is emerging as a pioneer player in
the ?eld of manufacturing premier orthopedic
implants. With its wide plethora of spinal
implants ranging across spinal screws, cages, and
cervical plates, it is not only turning out to be
a savior of many but also providing effective
solutions to spinal degenerations and
disorders. The most important aspect to look for
in a spinal implant is its availability in
different sizes and materials that suit the
demands and requirements of individual
bodies. Zealmax Ortho understands the need for
sustaining individual demands and requirements
and hence manufactures implants keeping in mind
the growing need for each individual into
The imminent evolution of posterior spinal
surgery re?ects a recurring commitment toward
increasing the chances of patient cure, reducing
pain-based mechanisms of treatments, and
addressing a wider range of cervical spinal
disorders and conditions. As technology,
research, and advancements in medical science
continue to prosper, further innovations in the
?eld of posterior spinal surgery are more likely
to emerge in
the future. However, posterior spinal surgery is
not a one-size-?ts-all solution to every problem
related to the cervical spine, it varies
according to individual needs and individual
decisions in the pertinence to a spinal cord
disorder or degeneration. Zealmax Ortho is
guided by a steadfast mission focused on making
valuable contributions through research, with an
added emphasis on enhancing patient access to
top-notch orthopedic care. Recognizing the
critical hour where people barely have time to
spare, the need for advancements in spinal
orthopedics, the growing global demand for
minimally invasive procedures, and the call for
more e?cient implants have come to the surface.
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