Revision Spinal Surgery
Revision spinal surgery is indicated for various reasons including adjacent segment pathology, failure of biology (the inability to achieve bony union), failure of stability (inadequate or failed implants).
Dr Nair is trained in revision spinal surgery in all anatomical locations of the spine. The principals of revision spinal surgery are similar to surgery of the nascent spine namely: decompression of nerve tissue and confirming spinal stability, whilst minimising the surgical footprint. Assessment includes a detailed history and examination including preoperative details of previous surgery(s). Medical imaging often includes a post contrast MRI as contrast assists in demarcating between scar and native tissue.