Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

1st Edition

Alexander R. Vaccaro, Christopher M. Bono

CRC Press
Published May 22, 2007
Reference - 424 Pages - 372 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849340291 - CAT# DK029X
Series: Minimally Invasive Procedures in Orthopaedic Surgery


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Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly utilized and are replacing open surgery to reduce scarring and pain, enhance patient recovery, and minimize cost. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery provides step-by-step guidance, expert instruction, and detailed illustration of current minimally invasive orthopedic spine procedures. With a variety of chapters covering critical developments in the field—including the utilization of biologic materials, image-guided surgery, and bone fusion—this guide delves into discussions of indications, methods for preoperative planning, complication avoidance strategies, and patient outcomes.

Covering emerging technologies and biological advances that will result in smaller incisions, less trauma, and enhanced patient rehabilitation, this book:

  • Helps surgeons identify key anatomical structures for minimally invasive access
  • Considers preoperative planning, complications, and outcomes for all operative methods
  • Updates surgeons on significant advances in bone graft substitutes for spine fusion
  • Details decompression and mini-open surgical techniques—all intended to achieve less traumatic surgical treatments and improve patient outcomes
  • Includes a section on needle-based procedures for chronic pain relief