FUSION VS WELLEX
At My Spine Center, your safety is our top priority!
By harnessing the advantages of today’s latest treatment technologies, we’re able to provide you with minimally invasive treatment solutions proven to be both safer and more effective than traditional surgery.
Minimally invasive treatment solutions help prevent complications from surgery and infection while significantly shortening your recovery time.
When you compare traditional treatments to ours, one thing clearly stands out. My Spine Center is… Simply Safer!
FUSIONLifting anything over 10 pounds, bending and twisting should be avoided to not add stress to the fused areas.
WELLEXThe Wellex maintains flexion, axial rotation and lateral bending.
FUSIONOn average patients stay at the hospital for 1 to 5 days managing pain and getting ready for at home recovery.
WELLEXOn average patients may leave the hospital as soon as the anesthesia wears off which can take up to 3 hours. You’re allowed to leave the hospital the same day.
FUSIONFull recovery may take up to 8 months, but the bones will continue to evolve for up to 18 months. For patients that were seriously injured, this process may take up to 2 years.
WELLEXBecause it’s a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll be self-sufficient within a week while a full recovery may take up to 4 months.
FUSIONBecause it’s a major surgery that may need hospitalization for a few days, it tends to be quite expensive.
WELLEXThis procedure may cost less than the price of the co-pay for a fuse surgery.
FUSIONThe average time for this procedure is 2 hours for the first level and about an hour for each additional level.
WELLEXThe average time for a Wellex procedure is 1 hour for the first level and 30 – 40 minutes for each additional level.
FUSIONPain gradually decreases after surgery. Some patients continue to feel pain up to 6 months after their surgery.
WELLEXThe procedure has helped patients lower their pain by at least 70%.
FUSIONThis procedure is not reversible once it has been done.
WELLEXThe Wellex is completely reversible. If you’re not satisfied with the results you could fully reverse the procedure.