Minimally Invasive Methods of Spinal Fixation

Michael Y. Wang

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The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in minimally invasive spinal (MIS) surgery. Currently, percutaneous techniques are available for segment fixation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The MIS approach has become popularized as a result of its reduction in soft tissue destruction, blood loss, and postoperative pain when compared with open spinal surgery. This review outlines contemporary methods for percutaneous spinal fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • Iliac screw
  • Minimally invasive
  • Pedicle screw
  • Percutaneous
  • Spine
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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