Chapter 1. Cellular Technologies in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Spine Pathologies
(Bejan A. Alvandi, MD, Connor Willis-Hong, Kelly Wun, MD, Vivek Mohan, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Institute. Chicago, IL, US, and others)
Chapter 2. Fusion Rate after LLIF Procedures in Lumbar Adult Deformities: The State of Art
(Andrea Perna MD, Alessandro Ramieri, MD, PhD, Luca Ricciardi MD, Luca Proietti, MD, Massimo Miscusi, PhD, Georgios Bakaloudis, MD, Domenico Alessandro Santagada, MD, Francesco Ciro Tamburrelli, MD, Antonino Raco PhD, and Giuseppe Costanzo, IRCCS Foundation Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy, and others)
Chapter 3. Posterior Fusion in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: The Role of the Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Approach (MI-TLIF)
(Alessandro Ramieri, MD, PhD, Giorgio Rossi, MD, Omar Alshafeei, MD, Vincenzo Barci, MD, and Giuseppe Costanzo, MD, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy)
Chapter 4. Minimally Invasive vs Conventional Open Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of High-Grade L5 Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
(Alessandro Ramieri, MD, PhD, Massimo Miscusi, MD, PhD, Sokol Trungu, MD, Stefano Forcato, MD, Amedeo Piazza, MD, Antonino Raco, MD, and Giuseppe Costanzo, MD, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, and others)
The Fundamentals of Spine Surgery first aims to investigate the efficacy of several therapeutic modalities in the modern treatment of spinal pathologies.
Following this, the authors aim to estimate fusion by 3D CT scan in XLIFs applied in adult lumbar deformities, evaluating the clinical results related to fusion.
The safety and effectiveness of minimally invasive-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in the treatment of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis is evaluated, highlighting the steps and technical procedures of this operation as well as its short and long-term outcomes.
In the closing study, the authors compare the effectiveness of spino-pelvic parameters in minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion and traditional posterior open approach in the treatment of a prospective randomized series of high-grade adult isthmic spondylolisthesis.