Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 9

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery in High Level Athletes: Report of 2 Cases

João Paulo Machado Bergamaschi1,5*, André Frazão Rosa2, Felipe Loss3, Paulo Humberto Remondi4, Fernanda Wirth5, Kelsen de Oliveira Teixeira1, Fernando Flores de Araújo1, Rangel Roberto de Assis1 and Helton Luis Aparecido Defino6

1Atualli Spine Care Clinic, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
2Spine Surgery Group, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, UNICAMP, Campinas/SP, Brazil
3Orthopedic Services of Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Orthopedic Service of Hospital Mãe de Deus, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
4Orthos Clinic - Orthopedics and Traumatology. Piracicaba/SP, Brazil
5Atualli Academy, São Paulo/SP, Brasil
6Department of Orthopedics and Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto – USP, Ribeirão Preto/SP, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: João Paulo Machado Bergamaschi, Atualli Spine Care Clinic, São Paulo/SP, Brazil.

Received: July 31, 2023; Published: August 17, 2023


Herniated discs are a common pathology in the general population and even more so in elite athletes. Although they have less low back pain and sciatica than the general population, they have more injuries due to overuse since adolescence and often undergo discectomy when conservative treatment fails. Multiple factors need to be examined in this particular patient population. This is due to several influencing factors such as a high percentage of muscle mass, a low percentage of fat, an early possibility of rehabilitation, the degree of postoperative pain, and the search for the shortest possible duration of surgery. With the open or microscopic technique, the average return time is about 5 months. With the advent of percutaneous techniques and their advancement, especially endoscopy, this average time has been reduced to 2.5 months in football players according to reports and case series. This indicates that endoscopy, in addition to its benefits in the general population, is more effective in athletes because of the special needs of these athletes. In this article, we report a series of cases of football players who underwent endoscopic discectomy and achieved good results and an early return to competition level.

 Keywords: Endoscopic Spine Surgery; Athletes; Disc Herniation; Discectomy; Sports


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Citation: João Paulo Machado Bergamaschi., et al. “Endoscopic Spinal Surgery in High Level Athletes: Report of 2 Cases”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.9 (2023): 140-147.


Copyright: © 2023 João Paulo Machado Bergamaschi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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