APEX SPINE

3His surgical method is so unique that the most renowned surgeons in the world now want to learn from him: In the next two weeks, the spinal surgeon Dr. Michael Schubert (45) from Apex Spine Center Munich performed his endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery live during a workshop in Miami, Chongquing and Chengdu (China). Orthopedists and neurosurgeons from the United States and around the world watch him.

 

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5Surgical interventions behind closed doors are a thing of the past: Michael Schubert demonstrates an endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery (TESSYS technique) in Starnberg, which is broadcast live on canvas.

Many people in Germany suffer from back pain. Most of the time, the symptoms disappear after a while. In some cases, however, they radiate to the leg and cause severe pain. Then it is probably a herniated disc.

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4A striking accumulation of flight attendants among the back patients of the Apex Spine Center reveals a hitherto unknown occupational risk for flying personnel: the herniated disc. The main cause could be a restricted oxygen supply in the cabin in combination with the lateral rotary movements when serving and when handling luggage. A healthy intervertebral disc is always relieved and thus well supplied with nutrients. Long standing, disturbed body biology due to shift work, as well as bending and lifting turn out to be poison for the intervertebral disc.

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4April 2010 / Thanks to a surgical method that is unique in the world, a herniated disc in the cervical spine can be repaired more gently and with less risk than ever before, said spinal surgeon Dr. Michael Schubert, 45, of the Apex Spine Center from Munich. Instead of an open intervention through a five to eight centimeter long neck cut, the puncture incision for a 2.5 mm thick working tube is sufficient with the new method. The slipped disc part is removed with a variety of mini instruments.

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