Minimally invasive posterior fixation

Michael Y. Wang, D. Greg Anderson, Kornelis A. Poelstra, Steven C. Ludwig

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Abstract

SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES HAVE been made in the contemporary management of thoracolumbar spinal deformities, including improved segmental bony fixation, techniques for osteotomy, and mechanically powerful reduction maneuvers, which now allow the spinal surgeon to correct severe, complex, and rigid spinal deformities. However, one of the major limitations of surgical intervention has been the high complication rates associated with these surgical endeavors. Much of the morbidity associated with posterior deformity surgery relates to the extensive soft tissue destruction necessary to gain access to multiple segments of the axial skeleton. The open exposures for long-segment fixation result in additional blood loss, increased rates of infection, and prolonged immobilization caused by postoperative pain. Minimally invasive techniques attempt to overcome these drawbacks of the open exposures, and this report reviews preliminary experience in treating spinal deformities with long-segment minimally invasive internal fixation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume63
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Postoperative Pain
Osteotomy
Skeleton
Immobilization
Morbidity
Infection
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Lumbar spine
  • Minimally invasive
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Wang, M. Y., Anderson, D. G., Poelstra, K. A., & Ludwig, S. C. (2008). Minimally invasive posterior fixation. Neurosurgery, 63(3 SUPPL.). https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000320434.83458.10

Minimally invasive posterior fixation. / Wang, Michael Y.; Anderson, D. Greg; Poelstra, Kornelis A.; Ludwig, Steven C.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 63, No. 3 SUPPL., 01.09.2008.

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Wang, MY, Anderson, DG, Poelstra, KA & Ludwig, SC 2008, 'Minimally invasive posterior fixation', Neurosurgery, vol. 63, no. 3 SUPPL.. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000320434.83458.10
Wang MY, Anderson DG, Poelstra KA, Ludwig SC. Minimally invasive posterior fixation. Neurosurgery. 2008 Sep 1;63(3 SUPPL.). https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000320434.83458.10
Wang, Michael Y. ; Anderson, D. Greg ; Poelstra, Kornelis A. ; Ludwig, Steven C. / Minimally invasive posterior fixation. In: Neurosurgery. 2008 ; Vol. 63, No. 3 SUPPL.
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