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