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Routine closure of the
wound and smooth
and the patient sent to
The patient still having disc
space with considerable height and he is young.
The expected recurrence rate in this case could
be ranking higher than 10%.
PEEK satellite sphere was
used to minimize the postoperative recurrence
rate and keep segmental movement at this level.
The patient still having
scoliotic stance and no sciatica. MRI
performed 18-November-2009 showing no
recurrence, but the sphere is shifted to the
PEEK satellite sphere must be
installed at the center , as it was performed in
this case, but it could migrate off the center
if the patient progressing exaggerated scoliotic
stance. Follow up studies will clarify what is
the cause and what is the result.
Figure-1: The patient scoliotic stance
and radiological findings 2 months after surgery.
Notice: Not all operative activities
can be recorded due to lack of time.
Notice: Head injuries and very urgent surgeries are also
escaped from the plan .