The spine is one of the most crucial and delicate parts of the human body. It consists of bones separated
by intervertebral discs that allow the spine to move freely. Any injury or disorder of the spine
requires immediate medical care as it may affect the quality of life of the person. Although
various kinds of procedures can be performed to fix the abnormality but recently developed 360
procedures offer more flexibility and stability to the spine.
What is a 360 Degree Spine Procedure?
360-degree spine procedures involve repair of the spine from the anterior as well as the posterior side.
This means that surgery is performed from the front and back of the spine. It is mainly required in
cases where the spinal cord is compromised from both front and back. This happens in cases of
degenerative spine or trauma (due to disruption of anatomy) or tuberculosis (due to destruction
of vertebral bodies). So the most appropriate reasons to perform 360 degrees or circumferential
- Severe compression of cervical or thoracic
- Complete destruction of cervical or thoracic vertebra spine
- A spine that is suspected to take a longer time to heal
- Cervical Spondylolisthesis
- Spinal deformity
- Failed previous spine surgery
Advantages of 360-degree spine procedures
- Extra stability to the spinal column
- Highest chances of success
- Reduced pain
- Less dependency for day to day activities
- Improved movement of the spine
- Better quality of life