26 May What Does it Mean when a Surgery is Study-Backed?
We often talk about the fact that Inspired Spine surgical procedures are “study-backed” – but what exactly does that mean? That’s the topic of this article – what it means to have a study-backed procedure and why that’s important.
Study Backed Surgery
With constant innovations in technology, new surgical techniques are being developed constantly. Surgeons and other professionals are often finding ways to make procedures and techniques better for the patient undergoing surgery. However, when a new procedure pops up it is often not immediately adopted by the industry. Even if a particular procedure is better than the industry standard, it takes time to prove that to patients and doctors alike.
Medical studies are a way of vetting new (as well as established) surgical procedures to learn more about their effectiveness on a larger scale. Rather than looking at one patient’s experience with a procedure, studies examine numerous cases in which the procedure was used, and provides an examination of macro trends.
Beware Non-Backed Procedures
You should always do your research on a procedure before going under the knife. If the procedure in question is relatively new, ask your surgeon if it is backed by any studies, or what their personal success rate is. Here are a few of the Inspired Spine studies for further reading:
It can’t be repeated enough – you should never undergo a procedure that hasn’t been backed by studies to show its success. Inspired Spine’s minimally invasive keyhole procedures have been backed my numerous studies that showcase the effectiveness of the surgeries. The Inspired OLLIF and Inspired MIS-DTIF procedures have been shown to reduce blood loss, operating times, and (most importantly) patient pain during and after a procedure. Contact us today to learn more about our Inspired Spine surgical procedures, or use our tool to find a provider near you who performs these surgeries.