Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

By: Jean-Marc Voyadzis (editor), Faheem A. Sandhu (editor), Richard Glenn Fessler (editor)Paperback

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Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery provides the critical tools needed to determine exactly when, for whom, and why minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a viable option. Ten tightly focused chapters each begin with a decision making algorithm that explains how to ascertain if MISS will benefit the patient more than traditional open surgery. Following each algorithm, concise yet detailed information on the preoperative evaluation, surgical techniques, and possible outcomes helps the reader to formulate a clear surgical strategy. The book closes with an incisive analysis of radiosurgery, instrumentation systems, image guidance, and promising advances in MISS that will stimulate further discussion of this emerging area. Features: A realistic assessment of both the advantages and drawbacks of MISS by pioneers in the field Evaluative algorithms allow readers to form rapid, fully informed treatment decisions Intuitive organization by spinal region facilitates quick reference Spine surgeons, residents, or fellows in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery will refer to this easily accessible manual every time they consider performing a minimally invasive spine procedure. "This is an excellent book with no comparisons, useful for neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and radiologists."--Doody's

About Author

Neurosurgeon, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, ILProfessor, Dept of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicaco, IL, USA,


Cervical Spine Posterior Cervical Approaches Foraminotomy Laminectomy Laminoplasty Posterior Cervical Fixation Thoracic Spine Posterior Thoracic Approaches for Disc Disease, Tumor or Trauma Thoracic Discectomy Tumor (extradural and intradural) Trauma Anterior Thoracic Approaches for Disc Disease, Tumor or Trauma Lumbar Spine Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy Traditional disc disease Recurrent and far lateral disc herniations Minimally Invasive Lumbar Laminectomy for Stenosis Posterior Lumbar Approaches for Fusion PLIF TLIF Transfacet screws Anterior Lumbar Approaches for Fusion ALIF: Mini-open vs, Laparascopic Alternative Approaches for Lumbar Fusion XLIF, AxiaLIF Stereotactic Spinal Radiosurgery for Primary and Metastatic Disease Open surgery vs, Minimally Invasive Surgery vs. Radiosurgery Minimally Invasive Instrumentation Systems Image-guidance in Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Future Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Future Directions in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781604062663
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781604062663
  • weight: 493
  • ISBN10: 1604062665

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