Spinal instrumentation is a technique that helps keep the spine rigid after spinal fusion surgery by surgically attaching hooks, rods, and wire to the spine in such a way that it redistributes the stresses on the bones and keeps it properly aligned while the bones of the spine fuse.
Instrumentation offers a permanent solution to spinal instability. There are many different types, shapes and sizes of medical implants explicitly designed to treat spinal disorders in people of all ages.
Spinal instrumentation carries with it a significant risk of nerve damage and paralysis. The skill of the surgeon can affect the outcome of the operation, so patients should look for a hospital and surgical team that has a lot of experience with spinal procedures.
Recovery from spinal instrumentation can be a long, arduous process. Movement can be severely limited for as long as six to eight months and the length of hospital stay depends on the age and health of the patient, as well as the specific problem that was corrected.
The estimated cost of Spinal Instrumentation is USD 6,543 in India.