Radiologists, orthopedic and neurological surgeons present the different minimally invasive methods. Peripheral nerve problems and problems concerning differential diagnosis in special situations such as between radicular and peripheral nerve trunk lesions are discussed, pinpointing the significance of different diagnostic tools. Minimally invasive techniques, utilized nowadays to minimize bone demolition, scarring and risk of recurrence are analyzed. Microdiscectomy is compared with the results of intradiscal techniques, and new methods are discussed facing problems such as epidural fibrotisation, microinstability, osteoporotic or neoplastic or posttraumatic vertebral lesions.
Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 938 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 18 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the book reviews:"This is an outstanding multi-expert source on MISS which covers IDETs, nucleoplasty, vertebra fracture repair via fusions involving tissue engineering, stem cells, cartilage repair, etc. ... I recommend this book to all orthopaedic and neurosurgical trainees, senior neurosurgeons, and researchers with an interested in spine surgery updates." (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, October, 2014)