The Current State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Kim, Choll W.; Siemionow, Krzysztof; Anderson, D. Greg; Phillips, Frank M.
March 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;3/16/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 6, p582
Academic Journal
The article explores the minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that were developed to preserve normal function and minimize surgical damage. It says that the principle behind the approach relies on limiting the surgical corridor to minimum, which is important in safely exposing the target site of surgery and minimizing anatomic structures injury significant for normal function. It adds that table-mounted, tubular-type reactors were used to reduce pressures on vessels, nerves, and muscles.


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