Turkish Neurosurgery
Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine using the Dynesys System
Göktuğ Akyoldaş1, Orhun Mete Çevik2, Tuncer Süzer1, Mehdi Sasani1, Tunç Öktenoğlu1, Ali Fahir Özer 1
1Koc University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul,
2Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital , Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.26475-19.2

Aim: Dynamic stabilization is a new area in spinal surgery. The Dynesys system is widely used throughout the world for spinal stabilization. Publication of clinical results describing the use of Dynesys stabilization as well as other methods is needed to improve results in this field. We presented our clinical results in patients with minor instability with a soft stabilization Material and Methods: 83 patients were operated upon and the Dynesys system was applied. Indications for surgery included painful degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolisthesis and lumbar canal stenosis. Results: The results for the Dynesys system were satisfactory, and we have calculated the overall complication rate to be 20.4% (n=17), which is in agreement with the literature. Conclusion: The Dynesys dynamic stabilization system effectively protects lumbar motion and achieves lumbar stability in patients with lumbar spinal problems. Our clinical result support literature that Dynesys system is a strong alternative to fusion and instrumentation system in patient with chronic instabilities.

Corresponding author : Ali Fahir Özer