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minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion

Ahilan Sivaganesan, Brandon Hirsch, Frank M Phillips, Matthew J McGirt
Here, we systematically review clinical studies that report morbidity and outcomes data for cervical and lumbar surgeries performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). We focus on anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical foraminotomy, cervical arthroplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion (TLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion, as these are prevalent and surgical spine procedures that are becoming more commonly performed in ASC settings...
March 12, 2018: Neurosurgery
Arvind G Kulkarni, Shashidhar Bangalore Kantharajanna, Abhilash N Dhruv
Study Design: Retrospective case series. Purpose: To compare minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) outcomes in primary and revision surgeries. Overview of Literature: Revision spinal fusion is often associated with an increased risk of approach-related complications. Patients can potentially benefit from the decreased approach-related morbidity associated with MI-TLIF. Methods: Sixty consecutive MI-TLIF patients (20 failed back [Fa group], 40 primary [Pr group]) who underwent surgery between January 2011 and May 2012 were reviewed after Institutional Review Board approval to compare operative times, blood loss, complications, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores, and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores for back and leg pain before surgery and at the last follow-up...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
K Farah, T Graillon, P Rakotozanany, S Pesenti, B Blondel, S Fuentes
INTRODUCTION: Circumferential fusion for lumbar low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis (LGIS) provides the best spinal stability and highest fusion rates. The aim of this study is to investigate results of minimal invasive management of LGIS and correlations between Intervertebral Foramen Surface (IFS) and other parameters. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed cases of 43 patients who underwent a minimally invasive circumferential fusion (Anterior lumbar interbody fusion followed by percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation) for LGIS between January 2010 and December 2014 in our institution...
February 23, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Anshit Goyal, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Sandy Goncalves, Mohamad Bydon
A variety of surgical approaches have been described to treat low grade lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques were first introduced to minimize morbidities associated with invasive surgical treatments. Minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion, also known as lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF), is a relatively new method of lumbar arthrodesis that avoids various approach related complications compared to its posterior and anterior counterparts...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Khalid H Kurtom, Wendy S Towers
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MITLIF) is a well-described procedure with excellent reported outcomes. A modification of interbody graft placement can potentially improve the ease and safety of this procedure. OBJECTIVE: To describe a modification of the MITLIF graft placement and retrospectively review our experience including intraoperative and postoperative complications. METHODS: Single surgeon, single institution, retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent a modified MITLIF technique between November 2011 and December 2013...
February 16, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Brittany E Haws, Benjamin Khechen, Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kaitlyn L Cardinal, Jordan A Guntin, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Analysis OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to determine whether an association between increased acute pain, postoperative time, and direct hospital costs exists between the use of iliac crest bone grafting (ICBG) and bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-2 following a primary, single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ICBG has been associated with enhanced fusion rates...
February 16, 2018: Spine
Can-Hua Xu, Zeng-Hui Wu, Rong-Chun Chen, Hong-Fa Zhong, Qing-Shun Zhang, Ning Liu, Bi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes between extreme lateral interbody fusion and conventional posterior operation in the treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Among 60 patients with upper lumbar disc herniation were treated with extreme lateral interbody fusion(XLIF) or conventional posterior operation from June 2010 to December 2014, 30 patients(19 males and 11 females) were treated with XLIF (XLIF group); and the other 30 patients(17 males and 13 females) were treated with conventional posterior operation (conventional group)...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jian-Hua Tang, Li-Li Zhao, Chun-Ming Huang, Cheng-Fan Zhong, Xiao-Chuan Li, Yu-Sheng He
OBJECTIVE: To explore the method and clinical effect of MAST Quadrant for lumbar spondylolisthesis with adjacent segment degeneration. METHODS: From April 2014 to January 2016, 36 cases of lumbar spondylolisthesis with adjacent segment degeneration were treated by MAST Quadrant(target nerve decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion or articulationes zygapophysiales fusion by unilateral fixation with MAST Quadrant). Twenty-three cases were degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis and 13 cases were isthmic lumbar spondylolisthesis...
September 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Myung Soo Youn, Jong Ki Shin, Tae Sik Goh, Jung Sub Lee
PURPOSE: Interbody fusion by open discectomy is the usual treatment for degenerative lumbar disease but requires a relatively long recovery period. Prevalent several interbody fusion methods have shown limitations by its own character. Full endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion (FELIF) has advantages in direct decompression of pathology with minimal invasive technique. We report novel technique of endoscopic fusion method through full guided with endoscopic view monitoring system. METHODS: The authors provide an introduction of FELIF technique followed by a description of the technical steps with discussion on its indications and advantages...
February 14, 2018: European Spine Journal
Federico Landriel, Santiago Hem, Jorge Rasmussen, Eduardo Vecchi, Claudio Yampolsky
Objectives: The objective of the present study was to determine the indications, surgical technique, results, and complications of minimally invasive extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF). Introduction: ELIF is characterized as removal of the superior articular process (SAP) to access the intra-canalicular root and disc through Kambin's triangle. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of 40 patients operated upon between 2013 and 2015...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Fumihiko Kato, Tokumi Kanemura, Koji Sato, Yudo Hachiya, Yuji Matsubara, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Yoshihito Sakai, Hideki Yagi, Ryuichi Shinjo, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
PURPOSE: Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) can have complications that require reoperation. The goal of the study was to identify risk factors for reoperation within 2 years after PLIF/TLIF. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective multicenter database was performed for patients who underwent PLIF/TLIF. A total of 1363 patients (689 males and 674 females) were identified, with an average age of 65.9 years old...
February 8, 2018: European Spine Journal
Yong-Qing He, Chang Xiang, Jin-Hai Zhang, Chao-Yang Ruan, Gang Zhang, Qiang-Hua Zeng, Qun-Wei Zhu, Sheng-Wen Li, Zheng Qian
OBJECTIVE: To explore the advantages of minimally invasive expandable in surgery of lumbar discectomy and interbody fusion and internal fixation. METHODS: The clinical data of 48 patients who underwent lumbar discectomy and interbody fusion and internal fixation from January 2010 to March 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. According to the admission queue, the patients were randomly assigned into channel group (26 cases) or traditional group (22 cases). In channel group, surgical approach of minimally invasive expandable channel was applied, and in traditional group, open posterior operation approach (including posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, etc...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Zachary Tataryn, Kenan Alkhalili, James T Kryzanski
Traditional posterior lumbar approaches in a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) require subperiosteal dissection of bilateral paraspinal muscles to provide adequate exposure. This may traumatize the multifidus muscle and its afferent innervations leading to postoperative paraspinal muscle atrophy. Minimizing such intraoperative trauma has been identified as an important factor in the reduction of postoperative lumbar pain. An approach via a blunt dissection through Wiltse's plane, which lies between the longissimus and multifidus muscles, may minimize postoperative pain...
November 23, 2017: Curēus
Gregory M Malham, Rhiannon M Parker
OBJECTIVE Image guidance for spine surgery has been reported to improve the accuracy of pedicle screw placement and reduce revision rates and radiation exposure. Current navigation and robot-assisted techniques for percutaneous screws rely on bone-anchored trackers and Kirchner wires (K-wires). There is a paucity of published data regarding the placement of image-guided percutaneous screws without K-wires. A new skin-adhesive stereotactic patient tracker (SpineMask) eliminates both an invasive bone-anchored tracker and K-wires for pedicle screw placement...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Adam S Kanter, Zachary J Tempel, Nitin Agarwal, D Kojo Hamilton, Joseph M Zavatsky, Gregory M Mundis, Stacie Tran, Dean Chou, Paul Park, Juan S Uribe, Michael Y Wang, Neel Anand, Robert Eastlack, Praveen V Mummaneni, David O Okonkwo
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is an effective adjunct in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) surgery. LLIF approaches performed from the concavity or convexity have inherent approach-related risks and benefits. OBJECTIVE: To analyze LLIF approach-related complications and radiographic and clinical outcomes in patients with ADS. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective review of a minimally invasive adult spinal deformity database was queried with a minimum of 2-yr follow-up...
January 18, 2018: Neurosurgery
Michael M Safaee, Christopher P Ames, Vedat Deviren, Aaron J Clark
BACKGROUND: Traditional approaches for retroperitoneal lumbar plexus schwannomas involve anterior open or laparoscopic resection. For select tumors, the lateral retroperitoneal approach provides a minimally invasive alternative. OBJECTIVE: To describe a minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach for the resection of retroperitoneal schwannomas. METHODS: A lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach was used to resect a 3.1 × 2.7 × 4...
January 17, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Xu Lan, Jie Gao, Jian-Zhong Xu, Xue-Mei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the imaging characteristic and operation outcome of ossification of ligamentum flavum with lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS: January 2013 to January 2016, 9 patients with ossification of ligamentum flavum with lumbar spinal stenosis were treated, included 5 males and 4 females, aged from 51 to 63 years old with an average of 57 years old. All patients complained intermittent claudication and radiating pain at lower limb. The pathologic change regions examined by CT or MRI were as follows:2 cases in L₄,₅ and L₅S₁, 5 in L̀,̀, and 2 in L₅S₁...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen, Fengzeng Jian
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can also be specifically applied in obese patients. Therefore, the current study was thereby carried out aiming to compare the outcomes of MI-TLIF with those of Open-TLIF in obese patients with lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: Electronic databases were systemically retrieved from construction to May 2017...
January 17, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Michael J Lee, James Mok, Pranay Patel
Recently, minimally invasive spine arthrodesis has gained popularity among spine surgeons. Minimally invasive techniques have advantages and disadvantages compared with traditional open techniques. Comparisons between short-term outcomes of minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion and open transforaminal interbody fusion in terms of estimated blood loss, postoperative pain, and hospital length of stay have been well documented and generally favor the minimally invasive technique. However, the advantages of minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion must be evaluated in the context of long-term results, such as patient-reported outcomes and the success of arthrodesis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Venkata Ramesh Chandra Vemula, Bodapati Chandramowliswara Prasad, M A Jagadeesh, Jayachandar Vuttarkar, Sanjeev Kumar Akula
BACKGROUND: Instrumentation in patients with osteoporosis is challenging. Bone cement-augmented fenestrated pedicle screw fixation is a new procedure for fixation in the osteoporotic bone; and, applying minimally invasive techniques to the above is a challenging and novel concept. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of minimally invasive spine surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in patients with spondylolisthesis and poor bone quality, performed with rigid instrumentation using bone cement [poly(methylmethacrylate)]-augmented fenestrated pedicle screws...
January 2018: Neurology India
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