This book is a concise guide to minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), with
emphasis on techniques, procedures and equipment.
Divided into five sections, the authors discuss MISS for different areas of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
Each section is presented in a step by step approach, with an introduction, clinical evaluation, intraoperative positioning, surgical techniques and potential pitfalls.
The final sections discuss the instruments used for MISS and some special topics.
Written by a highly experienced author team from the USA, this book covers all aspects of MISS, including tumours, trauma and deformity. Nearly 120 full colour images and illustrations are included to enhance learning.
- Concise guide to minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) emphasising techniques, procedures and equipment
- Covers all aspects of MISS (tumours, trauma and deformity) in all areas of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbar
- Highly experienced author team from the USA
- Includes nearly 120 full colour images and illustrations
Table of Contents
Section 1: Cervical Spine
Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
Posterior Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusion
Section 2: Thoracic Spine
Minimally Invasive Lateral Retropleural Approach for Thoracic Discectomy and Corpectomy
Section 3: Lumbar Spine
Minimally Invasive Discectomy
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Lateral Interbody Fusion
Mini-Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Section 4: MIS Instrumentation
Spinal MIS Instrumentation—Retractor Systems
Minimally Invasive Surgical Graft Options and Biologics
Section 5: Special Topics
Minimally Invasive Correction of Spinal Deformity: An Algorithmic Approach
Minimally Invasive Surgery Trauma
Minimally Invasive Spinal Tumor Resection
Kern Singh MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA