Treatment for spinal disease and spinal disorders
The fundamental task of our department is to provide surgical solutions for injuries of the spine, with a subsequent primary stage of rehabilitation for these patients. This area also includes post-traumatic conditions, such as kyphotization and a failure of stabilization. We put particular emphasis on traumatology of the cervical spine, including injuries of the cervico-cranial transition. At present, the department’s tasks also include subsequent care for patients with injuries of the spinal cord, up to the time of their transfer to the rehabilitation department – the Spinal Unit of the University Hospital Motol.
Oncological diseases of the spine
Our department also treats patients with oncological diseases of the spine. These include primary tumorous diseases and, in particular, metastatical diseases and pathological fractures with compression of nerve structures, mostly accompanied by a neurological deficit.
Inflammation and degenerative diseases
Another disease falling within the scope of care of the spondylosurgical department is inflammation of the spine. The degenerative diseases of spondylosis, spondyloarthrosis with stenosis of the cervical and lumbar spine, degenerative scoliosis, spondylolistheses, and other instabilities also form an integral part of spinal surgeries. Surgical solutions for degenerative changes in the cervical spine, in cases of rheumatoid arthritis and congenital developmental disorders, are important part of our job as well.
Our operating rooms equipment
We have the most up-to-date technologies available in our operating rooms. We perform surgeries after an examination on our X-ray device (Philips BV Pulsera) on a TRUMP TrueSystem 7500 operating table, for which we have an arbonne board at our disposal, modified to be used with an O-Arm device. In the case of microsurgical operations we use a Carl Zeiss Vario/S 88 microscope.
The only O-arm device in the Czech Republic
Since 2010, our department has been the first and only one in Czech Republic able to use a new O-Arm device (Medtronic). This is a device formed by a mobile imaging platform and a preoperational imaging system, which offers the possibility of using two imaging functions at once: 2D fluoroscopy and 3D imaging. In preoperational use, the O-Arm device is capable of creating a 2D image corresponding to the patient’s position.