This book provides a timely, comprehensive and evidence-based review of minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Minimally invasive techniques are now aided by more advanced endoscopic instruments, video, and computerised navigation systems broadening the range of surgical procedures that can be carried out with similar efficacy as traditional open spinal surgeries, withoutthe significant burden on the patient recovery and rehabilitation.
This book thoroughly reviews the preclinical and clinical data on minimally invasive spinal surgery and describes and illustrates the current effective techniques.
An authoritative, international team of contributors add their clinical experience and expertise to provide a clear, authoritative and practical guide.
The book is organised in four sections covering cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine regions with a final section on the latest advances in technologies and the cost-effectiveness of current treatments.
SECTION 1: MI TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES TO THE CERVICAL SPINE 1 Thermodiscoplasty (TDP) in cervical discopathy and rhizolysis 2 Transcorporeal foraminotomy for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy 3 Cervical endoscopic versus open foraminotomy for uncovertebral lateral stenosis 4 Endoscopic percutaneous assisted and open posterior cervical foraminotomy 5 Posterior foraminotomy versus anterior cervical disc replacement or fusion
SECTION 2: MI TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES TO THE THORACIC SPINE 6 Clinical evidence for thoracic discectomy under thoracoscopic guidance 7 Endoscopic transforaminal thoracic discectomy (ETTD) 8 Minimally invasive extracavitary versus open approach for thoracic disc herniation 9 Minimally invasive ventral decompression via oblique paraspinal approach
SECTION 3: MI TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES TO THE LUMBAR SPINE 10 Clinical outcomes with thermodiscoplasty 11 Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar annuloplasty for treatment of discogenic low back pain 12 Lumbar rhizotomy versus fusion for axial facet pain syndromes 13 Patho-anatomic evidence for endoscopic lumbar discectomy 14 Endoscopic transforaminal, interlaminar and transiliacal approaches for lumbar disc herniation 15 Percutaneous endoscopic intra-annular subligamentous herniotomy 16 Interspinous microscopic tubular decompression for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis 17 Interspinous process distraction systems for spinal stenosis with or without concomitant degenerative spondylolisthesis 18 Minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders 19 Clinical outcomes with endoscopically assisted and open posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion 20 Interbody cage geometry, construct stability and alignment 21 Minimal dissection standalone ALIF in the elderly population
SECTION 4: COST EFFECTIVENESS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES 22 Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar decompression and foraminoplasty for treatment of the degenerate lumbar spine 23 Advantages of outpatient ambulatory lumbar interbody fusion surgery 24 Advances in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion 25 Physician extenders as part of an ambulatory spine surgery program 26 Difference in outcomes and patient satisfaction of spinal surgery for lumbar stenosis in minorities 27 Minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal neoplasms 28 Indication and benefit of lumbar spinal hardware removal 29 Percutaneous lumbar facet augmentation in the treatment of lumbar facet arthropathy 30 Trans-sacral epiduroscopic laser decompression 31 Single incision robotic assisted laparoscopic mini-ALIF via transumbilical retroperitoneal approach 32 Percutaneous cement discoplasty: minimally invasive treatment of severe disc degeneration in elderly
Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Centre for Advanced Spinal Surgery of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Michael Schubert MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apex Spine Centre, Munich, Germany
Jorge F Ramirez MD
Professor, Head Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Director of Spine Centre, Clinica Reina Sofia Colsanitas, Bogota, Columbia
Richard G Fessler MD PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA