We understand how debilitating back pain can be. At Dallas Spine Care, we pride ourselves in helping patients for whom previous treatments have not worked. Dr. Robert Henderson is a certified orthopaedic surgeon in Dallas, TX who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries to correct disabling back pain. He has been in practice for over 20 years and if you need spine care, he is the leading spine surgeon to see. He follows his patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery to oversee their complete healing process. At the Dallas Spine Care office, we work with our patients to resolve a number of back conditions such as spinal fusion and other conditions that have received prior treatment without improvement or resolution.
A spine fusion surgery involves using a bone graft to cause two vertebral bodies to grow together into one long bone, thereby limiting mobility and reducing pain. Bone grafts can be taken from a variety of sources. When the graft comes from your own hip, it is called an autograft bone. A harvested bone graft from cadaver bone is an allograft bone, and a manufactured bone graft is known as asynthetic bone graft substitute. In addition to ascertaining which and how many levels to fuse and which type of bone graft to choose, there are many types of spinal fusion your orthopaedic surgeon in Dallas, TX will discuss with you. These include fusions with surgical approaches from the front (anterior), the back (posterior), both front and back, and/or from the side.
At Dallas Spine Care, we are well aware of the stress this medical choice can bring up and we work diligently to educate our patients on the pros and cons of each procedure so you are confident with your decision. This gifted orthopaedic surgeon in Dallas, TX understands that informed patients fare much better than those who are not part of the decision-making process. We understand that you have choices in your healthcare providers and we want to assure you that we have your best interests in mind. So if you have back problems and are considering a spinal fusion, give us a call today.