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Open Spine Procedures
Carroll Hospital Center performs a wide range of  traditional “open” spine procedures, which are appropriate for many of our orthopaedic patients. These procedures include:
  • Cervical Disc Replacement — an artificial disc is inserted into the affected area of the neck to treat a herniated disc or bone fragments that are causing chronic neck pain and/or arm pain, weakness and numbness. The disc may provide better movement and faster return to normal activities than a cervical fusion.

  • Discectomy — this procedure removes a herniated disc to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by its pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. When you are not a candidate for less invasive procedures, your orthopaedist may advise a traditional approach.

  • Spinal Fusions — when more conservative measures are not working, orthopaedic surgeons may perform this procedure, which stabilizes a portion of the spine that has been seriously weakened by infection, tumor, scoliosis, injury, or other problems. The affected vertebrae are fused using bone grafts, rods and screws.

For more information about Carroll Hospital Center's orthopaedic spine procedures, please call 410-871-7000 or search our online physician directory.