Jeffrey G. Deppen, DO
Location and Office HoursLansing Surgical Associates, P.L.L.C.
2720 S Washington
Lansing, MI 48910
- BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
- McLaren Health Plan
- Meridian Health Plan
- Eaton Rapids Medical Center
- Ingham Regional Medical Center, Greenlawn Campus
- Ingham Regional Orthopedics Hospital
How is an intertrochanteric femur fracture treated?
An intertrochanteric femur fracture (a fracture below the head and neck of the femur), is typically treated through several small incisions using a percutaneous approach (performed through the skin) or limited surgical approach. In the operating room, using fluoroscopy imaging, doctors put a metal rod down the center of the bone and connect the ball and neck of the femur back to the shaft of the femur with a screw on either end of the rod. This allows the person to walk immediately after surgery. There is very little blood loss, so it's a relatively safe operation.
Is the doctor at the operating table during robotic surgery?
During robotic procedures, the surgeon begins at the operating table to position the camera and robotic appendages appropriately. Once these devices are ready, the surgeon sits at a console, located inside the operating room, from which the robot is controlled. There is usually a surgical assistant at the bedside who makes adjustments to the camera or surgical tools as required by the surgeon.
What are surgical treatments for neck and low back pain?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
In people who have not responded to less invasive treatment, who have an identifiable structural abnormality that can be effectively corrected, or who have chronic severe pain, nerve damage, and loss of bladder and bowel control, doctors consider neck or back surgery. Common surgical procedures for neck and back pain include:
- Microdiscectomy: In some people a herniated disc can be surgically repaired to restore the normal anatomic structure.
- Discectomy or laminectomy: In these procedures the disc that is causing pain or the bone placing pressure on the spinal cord is removed.
- Spinal fusion: In this procedure surgeons stabilize the vertebrae using metallic devices and bone from another part of the body, a bone bank, or artificial bone.
Surgical innovations include:
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- Minimally invasive spinal surgery: Many spinal procedures can be performed with less injury to muscle, ligaments, and bone with equal or even better outcomes.
- Computer navigation for spine surgery: Advancements in intraoperative imaging and navigation systems make spine surgery safer.
- Artificial disc implantation: Artificial discs are designed to provide support for the vertebrae while permitting a range of motion.