BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Martin Repko is one of the finest Brain and Spine Specialist in Czechia. He is an experienced Neurosurgeon in the Czechia. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Czechia. The physician is currently working as a Head of the orthopedic department, University Hospital Brno Head of University Center for Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities, Czech Medical Center, Czechia. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MD
  • PhD

qualified. Dr. Martin Repko has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • 2012 head of the orthopedic Department, University Hospital Brno
  • 2017 head of Centre for Spinal Surgery of University Hospital Brno
  • 2004 head of University centre for scoliosis and spinal deformities, Masaryk ́s University Brno
  • 2009 associate professor of Medical Faculty of Masaryk’s University Brno
  • 1998 head of orthopedic and rehabilitation centre Recens Brno for orthopedic and spinal disorders

Dr. Martin Repko has more than of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
MEMBERSHIPS (14)
  • Member of Worldwide Conferences Committee of SRS (Scoliosis Research Society)
  • Member of Global Outreach Committee (Scoliosis Research Society)
  • Member of Educational board of UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists)
  • Advisor to the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, accreditation committee in Spinal surgery
  • Member of Executive Board of ÄSOT (Czech Society for orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • Member of Czech Spine Surgery Society
  • Supervisor of doctoral studies in the field of orthopedic and Spinal surgery LF MU Brno, Czech Republic
  • Guarantor of Educational programs in orthopedics and Rehabilitation LF MU Brno (Medical Faculty of Masarykas University Brno)
  • Invited expert surgeon for spine deformity surgeries of national programs in South Africa, Georgia, Poland, Kazakstan, Slovakia.
  • Member of EduCom (Educational and Fellowship Committee) in Eurospine (The Spine Society of Europe) (2010 2013)
  • Advisor to the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, accreditation committee in orthopedics and Traumatology (2015-2017)
  • Local host for SICOT/SRS Annual Meeting 2011
  • Local host for SRS Annual Meeting and Courses 2016
  • Organizer of the conference Scoliosis Symposium 2014
Procedures
Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

The spinal cord is a linear arrangement of many small bones known as vertebrae. These vertebrae consist of spaces between them known as intervertebral spaces. They are filled with cartilaginous structures that provide a cushioning effect to the vertebrae and support the movement of the spine. These cartilaginous structures are called Intervertebral discs.

Any pathology of the intervertebral discs such as disc herniation (slipping of the disc from between the vertebrae), ruptured disc, or degenerative disc disease may cause severe back pain due to nerve impingement, indicating the need for either partial or total disc replacement. In partial disc replacement surgery, only a portion of the cartilaginous disc is replaced by the artificial disc, while the total disc is replaced in the total disc replacement surgery.

Cervical disc degeneration and disc rupture may cause chronic neck pain radiating towards the arm.  Thoracic disc degeneration may cause chronic upper/ mid back pain while lumbar disc degeneration may cause chronic lower back pain.

 

Conditions that indicate the need for a disc replacement surgery:

  • Discitis (Inflammation of the intervertebral disc)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curve laterally)
  • Herniated disc in back (slipping of the cartilaginous disc into surrounding tissue)
  • Disc degeneration and disc rupture (infection of the intervertebral disc causing its degeneration.
Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy is also known as microdecompression or cervical microdiscectomy. It is one of the most commonly performed spine surgery procedures.

Microdiscectomy or cervical microdiscectomy is preferred for patients with a lumbar herniated disc. The main goal of a discectomy is to relieve the pressure on a spinal nerve root by removing the material causing the pain. Traditionally, this purpose was solved by an open technique called lumbar discectomy surgery, which involves making a large incision to cut some of the back muscles, leading to a slow and painful recovery. Nowadays, an advanced form of surgery called microdiscectomy can achieve the same goal that too with the help of a small incision and fewer injury to back muscles. As a result, the recovery takes less time and is less painful.  A special microscope is used in microdiscectomy to view the disc and nerves. The larger view allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision, causing less damage to the surrounding tissues.

 

When is microdiscectomy needed?

Sciatica is a condition caused by compression of the spinal nerve, which generally results in chronic pain in the legs of the patients. This compression of the spinal nerve is frequently the result of a herniated lumbar disc.  As a herniagrows, the damaged tissue extends into the spinal column and pushes on the nerves. This condition causes the nerves to send pain signals to the brain and the brain interprets the pain source to be coming from the legs.

Most commonly, sciatica heals naturally or with the help of medication in a few weeks. But, if sciatica lasts more than 12 weeks after taking oral medicines, patients may benefit from discectomy. Discectomy is also used for the treatment of spondylosis and lumbar spinal stenosis. While spondylosis occurs due to degenerative osteoarthritis of the vertebrae, lumbar spinal stenosis occurs due to narrowing of the spinal canal leading to nerve compression. The latter may also warrant the need for a spinal stenosis surgery.

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion surgery is a type of a spinal procedure used to join two or more bones permanently in the spine and to prevent movement between them. The bones that are joined are called as vertebrae. Spinal fusion surgery is performed along with other surgical procedures such as foraminotomy or laminectomy and after diskectomy in the neck. It is required if the patient has an injury or a fracture of the vertebrae. The spine will become weak due to an infection or tumors. Spinal fusion is also performed in abnormal curvatures that result from scoliosis or kyphosis.

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Dr. Martin Repko is one of the most sought after specialists in Czechia and has over years of experience.
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