Minimally disruptive decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Burak M. Ozgur, Samuel A. Hughes, Lissa Baird, William R. Taylor

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Abstract

Background: Posterior spinal procedures through tubular exposures have been described. However, tubes restrain visibility and require co-axial instrument manipulation, increasing difficulty and potentially compromising surgical results. An independent-blade retractor system overcomes the obstacles of working through a tube and has been used to perform minimally-disruptive decompression and instrumented tranforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Purpose: To evaluate the advantages to patient recovery and surgical efficacy of this technique. Methods/Results: Retrospective review of technique employing a minimally-disruptive approach to decompression and transforaminal lumber interbody fusion (TLIF). Conclusions: Minimally-disruptive decompression and instrumented TLIF can be performed in a safe and effective manner using an independent-blade retractor system. Relative to traditional-open techniques, surgical goals can be accomplished, but with the benefits of minimally-disruptive surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalSpine Journal
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Minimally-disruptive
  • Minimally-invasive
  • Percutaneous Pedicle Screws
  • Split-blade Retractor
  • TLIF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Minimally disruptive decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. / Ozgur, Burak M.; Hughes, Samuel A.; Baird, Lissa; Taylor, William R.

In: Spine Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 27-33.

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Ozgur, Burak M. ; Hughes, Samuel A. ; Baird, Lissa ; Taylor, William R. / Minimally disruptive decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. In: Spine Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 27-33.
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