Common Causes of Vertebral Bone Fragments
• Trauma caused by a motor vehicle accident
• Sports injuries
• Gunshot wound
• Weakened bone from osteoporosis or osteoarthritis
• Spinal hardware inserted during previous failed back surgeries
Treatment begins with a thorough physical examination, as well as an examination of all imaging studies, such as X-ray, MRI and CT Scan studies.
A small incision, less than one inch in diameter, is made through which tools patented by Dr. Alfred Bonati, Founder of The Bonati Spine Institute, are then used to observe and remove bone fragments that are putting pressure on the spinal canal or nerves. The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed incrementally, one vertebral level at a time, to address the main causes of pain. This procedure may be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures, such as: .