This is a modern type of surgery that does not interfere with the active life of young people and thus prevents extra problems in later ages performed using devices that by allow some movement in the spine; and among the doctors, are called “motion-preserving surgery”. These devices can sometimes be high-tech prostheses replaced with the disc joints as a total disc replacement, sometimes mobile screw heads or flexible rods; all of which allow some degree of movement.
These nonfusion stabilization devices are more suitable for natural human structure since they allow the normal movements between the vertebrae in the spine. In other words, they provide ” stabilization without fusion”, and the long-term results are better.
Moreover, these are not non-reversible surgeries. That is, after these operations, if the desired successful result cannot be obtained; “fusion” surgery can be done using stable instrumentation as a last resort. These motion-preserving surgery can only be performed by experienced spine surgeons in developed centers.