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Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


What separates the very good clinicians from the truly outstanding ones? More often than you might imagine, the difference lies not in technical mastery or specific knowledge of disease processes, but in understanding relevant anatomy. A sound anatomic background helps you improve your ability to recognize potential pitfalls and to effectively handle problems when complications do arise.

While there are many atlases and technical references available in the rapidly growing field...

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What separates the very good clinicians from the truly outstanding ones? More often than you might imagine, the difference lies not in technical mastery or specific knowledge of disease processes, but in understanding relevant anatomy. A sound anatomic background helps you improve your ability to recognize potential pitfalls and to effectively handle problems when complications do arise.

While there are many atlases and technical references available in the rapidly growing field of spine surgery, most focus exclusively on operative technique alone and make only a passing reference to the anatomic considerations that greatly influence both short- and long-term outcomes. An Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery fills this gap by offering an anatomically oriented presentation of the latest developments in minimally invasive surgery for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Each chapter in this comprehensive reference balances clinical anatomy with specific surgical applications. Every procedure is described in precise step-by-step fashion and is accompanied by detailed color illustrations and intraoperative images that highlight the key steps for performing these techniques safely and effectively. Numerous preoperative and postoperative images demonstrate the possible results that can be achieved. Instrumentation, monitoring, outcome analysis, and complications are also discussed in detail.

An Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is edited by preeminent experts, Dr. Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Dr. Larry T. Khoo, and Dr. Richard G. Fessler, who are joined by a group of outstanding contributors. This comprehensive publication is filled with detailed anatomic and clinical information, collected throughout the years of these experts’ experience, to help the spine surgeon skillfully execute minimally invasive procedures for each region of the spine.

Comprehensive chapters are included on the range of minimally invasive spine surgery operations. Of particular importance is the chapter on complication avoidance; this invaluable chapter provides the reader with information on potential complications and how to avoid them to help ensure safe procedures, improved patient outcomes, and reduced healthcare costs. In addition, chapters on minimally invasive fusion and instrumentation, percutaneous pedicle screw targeting, injection-based spine procedures, and artificial disc technology present cutting-edge developments in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576261736
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/30/2006
  • Pages: 819
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Historical Background of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Michael A. Leonard, Dino Samartzis, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Anatomy of the Spine: An Overview
Joshua E. Medow, Daniel K. Resnick
Biomechanical Role of the Osseous, Ligamentous, and Muscular Structures of the Spine
Rick Placide, Edward C. Benzel
Degenerative Disc Disease and Discogenic Pain
Charles D. Ray
Rationale for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Larry T. Khoo
Clinical Outcome Analyses
Dino Samartzis, Devanand A. Dominique, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Michael G. Fehlings
Complications of Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Noel I. Perin
Informed Consent for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Harold D. Portnoy
Establishing a Minimally Invasive Spine Center
Richard N. W. Wohns, Karen L. Saban, Amelia Malick, Faith Berinti, Mick J. Perez-Cruet

Image Guidance, Monitoring, and Nonsurgical Techniques
Applications of Image Guidance in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Kurt M. Eichholz, Sunanda Nioguy, Dino Samartzis, Ron von Jako, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Intraoperative Monitoring During Spine Surgery
Steven M. Zak, Blair Calancie, Satish Krishnamurthy
Electrophysiologic Monitoring of Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement
Sylvain Palmer
Injection-Based Spine Procedures
Lawrence W. Frank, Emil S. Cheng, Howard W. Robinson, Brian A. Couri
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Tumors of the Spine
Deborah L. Benzil, Chitti R. Moorthy

Surgical Techniques
Cervical Spine
Microendoscopic Cervical Foraminotomy and Discectomy
Faheem A. Sandhu, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Richard G. Fessler
Microendoscopic Cervical Laminectomy
Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Dino Samartzis, Richard G. Fessler
Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy
J. Patrick Johnson, Dino Samartzis, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Microendoscopic Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Luiz Pimenta, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Manuel Da Silva Martins, Federico Figueredo
Endoscopic Posterior Fixation of the Middle and Lower Cervical Spine
Larry T. Khoo, Tooraj Gravori
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
Jan Goffin, Vincent Bryan

Thoracic Spine
Minimally Invasive Implantation of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Electrodes
Matthew R. Johnson, Joanna Swartzbaugh, Daniel J. Tomes, Lyal G. Leibrock
Microendoscopic Thoracic Discectomy
Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Dino Samartzis, Richard G. Fessler
Anterior Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
Curtis A. Dickman
Thoracoscopic Discectomy: Lessons Learned and Avoidance of Complications
Hyun-Chul Shin, Jonathan Lesser, Robert E. Isaacs, Noel I. Perin
Anterior Thoracoscopic Vertebral Reconstruction and Instrumentation
Daniel H. Kim, Raju S. V. Balabhadra, Michael Potulski, Rudolf W. Beisse
Anterior Thoracoscopic Instrumentation Correction and Fusion for the Treatment of Scoliosis
George D. Picetti III
Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebroplasty
Michael A. Leonard, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Sepehr Sani, Richard D. Fessler, Mick J. Perez-Cruet

Lumbar Spine
Microendoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
Mick J. Perez-Cruet, James R. Bean, Richard G. Fessler
Microendoscopic Far-Lateral Lumbar Discectomy
Kevin T. Foley, Sanjay Gupta, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Endoscopic Lumbar Laminectomy for Stenosis
Ronnie I. Mimran, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Richard G. Fessler, R. Patrick Jacob
Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement for Spinal Instrumentation
Mick J. Perez-Cruet
CD Horizon Sextant Percutaneous Pedicle Screw System
Eric S. Wieser, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Larry T. Khoo
Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation of the Lumbar Spine Using the PathFinder System
Randall R. McCafferty, Larry T. Khoo, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Aperture System: An Approach to Lumbar Arthrodesis and Instrumentation
Stephen L. Ritland
Posterior Lumbar Instrumentation Using the Atavi System
Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Adam M. Shuster
eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
Luiz Pimenta, Thomas Dan Schaffa, Manuel Da Silva Martins, Federico Figueredo, Roberto Diaz
Percutaneous Axial Lumbar Spine Surgery
Allen L. Carl, Eric H. Ledet, Carlos Oliviera, Luiz Pimenta, Roberto Diaz Orduz, Andrew H. Cragg
Far-Lateral Lumbar Interbody Techniques
Paul M. Tsou
Mini-Open Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Todd Y. Nida, Sunanda Nioguy, Hormoz Sheikh, Mustafa A. Hares, Mick J. Perez-Cruet
Laparoscopic Fusion of the Lumbosacral Spine
Stephen E. Heim, Anthony F. Altimari, John L. Andreshak
Lumbar Disc Replacement: The Artificial Disc
Fred H. Geisler
Lumbar Artificial Disc Nucleus Replacement
Anthony T. Yeung
Percutaneous Osteobiologic Vertebral Reconstruction
Sunanda Nioguy, Elizabeth M. H. Kim, Fred H. Geisler, Hormoz Sheikh, Mick J. Perez-Cruet

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