A/Professor Papantoniou treats disorders of the Adult Lumbar Spine.
At different stages in our lives various lumbar spine problems can occur.
In the young adult acute disc prolapses (slipped discs) can occur. These are often found in manual workers.
As we get older other problems can present themselves.
Arthritis can occur in the spine, as well as other parts of the skeleton. Facet joint arthritis or disc problems can lead to lower back pain or eventually spinal canal stenosis.
Instability of the lumbar spine can occur for various reasons from facet joint arthritis to pars interarticularis defects.
A/Professor Papantoniou treats these degenerative disorders of the Adult Lumbar Spine individually as is appropriate for each patient and their condition.
Often time and non-operartive measures such as diet, exercise, physiotherapy and cortisone (steroid) injections will be able to control the pain without requiring surgery.
Please follow the links for descriptions of the terms above and some of the procedures A/Professor Papantoniou offers. Lumbar disc prolapses (slipped discs) when a weakness of the disc occurs due to age, wear and tear or trauma such as a work injury the centre part of the disc (nucleus) or the thick rim of the disc can bulge out putting pressure on the nerve.
Facet joint arthritis
Minimal Pain Surgery ( MPS )
Percutaneous Lumbar Fusion
Associate A/Professor Peter J. Papantoniou Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Consultant Spine Surgeon
Hip surgery Knee surgery Sports Knee surgery Lumbar Spine surgery Percutaneous Lumbar Spine surgery Percutaneous Lumbar spine fusion Lumbar fusion Laminectomy Discectomy Total Hip Replacement Total Knee Replacement Unicompartmental Knee arthroplasty Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Arthroscopy Minimally invasive surgery MIS Minimally invasive spinal surgery MISS Advanced pain relief techniques APRS Minimal pain surgery MPS keyhole surgery