The infographic titled “Myths About Spine Surgery, West Palm Beach” describes a few common misconceptions about spine surgery. Many people think that a minimally invasive surgery is an operation where an arbitrarily small incision is used. However, the maximum incision size used in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) has a quantifiable value: precisely one inch or less in length. The small size leads to less bleeding and pain during and after the procedure. Traditional spine surgery involves much larger cuts, and therefore greater risks of infection and pain.
Another common myth about spine surgery is that all spine surgeries involve a lot of pain and long recoveries. However, MISS significantly lowers pain and shortens recovery time. Many patients can resume to their daily routines within a few days. As MISS is less invasive than traditional spine surgeries, it also reduces long-term pain and complications.
Many people think that minimally invasive spine surgery is experimental. In reality, MISS is a highly researched, proven procedure and is extremely effective. To know more about popular spine surgery related misconceptions, refer to the infographic.