Minimally invasive unilateral approach for bilateral decompression of spinal stenosis and modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Kevin S. Chen, Khoi D. Than, Frank Lamarca, Paul Park

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Abstract

This video describes a minimally invasive approach for treatment of symptomatic grade I spondylolisthesis and high-grade spinal stenosis. In this procedure, a unilateral approach for bilateral decompression is utilized in conjunction with a modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation. The key steps in the procedure are outlined, and include positioning, fluoroscopic positioning/guidance, exposure with tubular retractor system, technique for ipsilateral and contra-lateral decompression, disc space preparation and interbody grafting, percutaneous pedicle screw and rod placement, and closure. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/QTymO4Cu4B0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Video 4
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume35
Issue number2 Suppl
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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