Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation

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Minimally invasive spinal surgery has made tremendous strides in the past decade, with advances in instrumentation and techniques rapidly changing the scope of these procedures. Highlighted by nearly 650 high-quality images, this is the first text to comprehensively review the critical aspects and developments in the field. It features in-depth guidelines and approaches for performing cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery; percutaneous procedures; and image-guided and robotic surgery. You will also find key discussions of minimally invasive interbody fusion, thoracic discectomy, trauma stabilization, lumbar decompression, tumor resection, and more.

With contributions from leading surgeons throughout the country, this text provides a solid foundation in minimally invasive spinal techniques. For all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and spinal surgeons, it is both a useful tool and an educational resource for integrating these operative methods into practice.

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A valuable resource for the neurosurgeon or orthopedist interested in learning more about endoscopic spinal surgery. Each technique is elucidated by an abundance of clear, colorful images. Step-by-step illustrations are also included. Considering the breadth and quality of its contents, the price of $169.95 is reasonable. Because of the rapid proliferation and growing acceptance of minimal access spinal technologies, the arrival of this text is timely indeed. —Journal of NeurosurgeryAt last we have a beautifully illustrated definitive work on endoscopic spinal surgery and instrumentation. This masterpiece brings together renowned experts in their fields from all over the world. It not only crosses continents but also crosses the traditional boundaries between neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. Each author instructs the reader in valuable technical details and gives practical advice on how to maximize patient benefit. The only rational alternative to buying this book is for the enthusiastic endoscopic spine surgeon to undertake an expensive and time-consuming world tour to visit each author in turn. The authors and publishers are to be congratulated.—The Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine'This is a must buy for most neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery department libraries. It would also fit very well into general medical libraries.' — Doody's Book Review
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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Minimally invasive surgery has contributed to a significant decrease in the observed morbidity and mortality of major operations in the central nervous system. A review of the recent technological advances for endoscopic spine surgery is a must in this fast-evolving field.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to address the new developments in endoscopic techniques for the management of complex spinal conditions. This valuable objective is fully met in this book.
Audience: Neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, and orthopedic surgeons are the main audiences for this book. The authors are leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery and represent most of the new advances in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Features: The 35 chapters in this well structured book start with a brief historical overview of minimally invasive spine surgery. The book progressively encompasses the minimally invasive endoscopic management of spinal disorders at different levels, including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. The last two chapters are reserved for percutaneous methods and robotic spine surgery. In the percutaneous section, the authors have done an excellent job reporting not only the technique but also the potential complications and when to consider an open spinal procedure. The illustrations are of excellent quality. The book is definitely worth its price.
Assessment: This is a must buy for most neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery department libraries. It would also fit very well into general medical libraries.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588902252
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Historical background of minimally invasive spine surgery 3
Ch. 2 Endoscopic surgical equipment 18
Ch. 3 Anesthetic considerations and operating room setup for minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery 31
Ch. 4 Endoscopic-assisted transoral odontoidectomy 41
Ch. 5 Anterior endoscopic cervical microdiskectomy 48
Ch. 6 Percutaneous endoscopic cervical diskectomy and stabilization 59
Ch. 7 Posterior cervical microendoscopic diskectomy and laminoforaminotomy 66
Ch. 8 Microendoscopic cervical laminectomy and laminoplasty 74
Ch. 9 Endoscopic posterior fixation of the cervical spine 88
Ch. 10 Thoracoscopic diskectomy 111
Ch. 11 Posterolateral endoscopic thoracic diskectomy 125
Ch. 12 Endoscopic transpedicular thoracic diskectomy 137
Ch. 13 Thoracoscopic management of spinal tumors 143
Ch. 14 Minimally invasive instrumentation, correction, and fusion of primary thoracic and thoracolumbar scoliosis 149
Ch. 15 Thoracoscopic approach for a deformity with frontier instrumentation 162
Ch. 16 Combined prone position thoracoscopic anterior release and posterior instrumentation for deformity surgery 171
Ch. 17 Thoracoscopic decompression and fixation (MACS-TL) 180
Ch. 18 Posterolateral selective endoscopic diskectomy : the YESS technique 201
Ch. 19 Endoscopic lumbar foraminoplasty 212
Ch. 20 Lumbar microendoscopic laminoforaminotomy and diskectomy 230
Ch. 21 Paraspinal endoscopic laminectomy and diskectomy 241
Ch. 22 Endoscopic pedicle screw instrumentation and decompression 246
Ch. 23 Endoscopic/percutaneous lumbar pedicle screw fixation 253
Ch. 24 Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion 265
Ch. 25 Percutaneous translaminar facet screw fixation 281
Ch. 26 Laparoscopic fusion of the lumbosacral spine 287
Ch. 27 Endoscopic lateral transpsoas lumbar spine fusion 296
Ch. 28 Gasless endoscopic ALIF : the BERG approach 306
Ch. 29 Percutaneous vertebroplasty for painful vertebral body compression fractures 315
Ch. 30 Kyphoplasty 328
Ch. 31 Intradiskal electrothermal therapy 338
Ch. 32 Nucleoplasty 344
Ch. 33 Fluoroscopic image-guided spine surgery 355
Ch. 34 Image-guided endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery 361
Ch. 35 Robotic endoscopic spine surgery 379
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