Minimally invasive posterior lumbar fusion techniques

Michael Y. Wang, Jeffrey S. Henn, Ronnie I. Mimran

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Abstract

Minimally invasive approaches for lumbar spinal fusion have advanced considerably over the past decade. The underlying goal of these procedures is to perform a successful arthrodesis while minimizing destruction to normal soft tissues. In this manner, it is anticipated that patients will experience a reduction in postoperative pain, improved physiologic muscle function, and better cosmesis when compared with standard open spinal surgery. Contemporary techniques for minimally invasive posterior lumbar pedicle-screw fusion can be categorized as true percutaneous, through a tubular dilator retractor, and muscle splitting. Each of these approaches is associated with specific advantages and drawbacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-71
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Neurosurgery
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Muscles
Spinal Fusion
Arthrodesis
Postoperative Pain
Pedicle Screws

Keywords

  • Endoscopic
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Minimally invasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Minimally invasive posterior lumbar fusion techniques. / Wang, Michael Y.; Henn, Jeffrey S.; Mimran, Ronnie I.

In: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.06.2004, p. 64-71.

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Wang, Michael Y. ; Henn, Jeffrey S. ; Mimran, Ronnie I. / Minimally invasive posterior lumbar fusion techniques. In: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2004 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 64-71.
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