Endoscopic Spinal Surgery provides a comprehensive, practical and timely review
of the minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques used to treat conditions
of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
Recent advances in technology, together with improved clinical outcomes, have established percutaneous endoscopic spinal procedures as alternatives to traditional open spinal surgery. This text describes the most effective endoscopic techniques currently available and discusses indications, surgical approaches, complications, and clinical outcomes. An authoritative, international team of contributors provides surgical insight and expert guidance.
- Provides a definitive ‘go to’ reference for spinal surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons
- Gives expert guidance on the full range of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques used in the management of spinal disorders, in chapters organized by spinal section
- Includes general chapters on instrumentation, relevant neuroanatomy, and anaesthetic considerations
- Dedicates a chapter to classification and coding issues
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction 1 History of endoscopic spinal surgery 2 Instruments for spinal endoscopy 3 Relevant neuroanatomy of the lumbar motion segment 4 Anaesthetic consideration for endoscopic spinal surgery Section 2 - C-Spine 5 Anterior percutaneous cervical discectomy 6 Percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy and stablization 7 Endoscopic anterior cervical discectomy 8 Posterior cervical microendoscopic discectomy and foraminotomy 9 Posterior cervical endoscopic foraminotomy 10 Endoscopically assisted posterior cervical foraminotomy Section 3 - T-Spine 11 Percutaneous endoscopic thoracic discectomy and facetoplasty 12 Thoracoscopic discectomy 13 CT-guided percutaneous endoscopic thoracic discectomy 14 Thoracoscopic assisted mini-thoracotomy, corpectomy and fusion Section 4 - L-Spine 15 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: transforaminal approach 16 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: outside-in v. inside-out technique 17 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: interlaminar approach 18 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar foraminoplasty 19 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar annuloplasty 20 Endoscopically assisted transforaminal percutaneous TLIF 21 Endoscopy of the aging spine 22 Indications for endoscopic spinal stenosis surgery 23 Complications following lumbar spinal endoscopy Section 5 - Miscellaneous 24 Procedural classification and coding problems
Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona; Spinal Surgeon, Center for Advanced Spinal Surgery of Southern Arizona
Sang-Ho Lee MD, PhD
President, Wooridul Spine Hospital Group, South Korea
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rugkliniek Iprenburg, Veenhuizen, Netherlands