Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A Surgical Manual

  • H. Michael Mayer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Microsurgical Techniques

  3. Endoscopic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thoracic Spine

      1. A. A. Criscitiello, H. A. Yuan
        Pages 153-158
      2. M. Schultheiss, E. Hartwig, H.-J. Wilke, S. Neller, L. Claes, L. Kinzl
        Pages 159-163
      3. R. Beisse, M. Potulski, V. Bühren
        Pages 175-186
    3. Lumbar Spine

      1. P. Kambin
        Pages 187-199
      2. R. Stücker
        Pages 201-205
      3. H. H. Mathews, B. H. Long
        Pages 207-216
      4. A. A. Criscitiello, H. A. Yuan
        Pages 217-223
      5. W. Siebert, J. Kaiser, U. Pfeil
        Pages 233-242
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


In the past few years spine surgery has undergone revolutionary changes leading towards minimally invasive techniques. This book is a survey of microsurgical as well as endoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of a variety of spinal disorders. The structure of the individual chapters includes terminology, history, surgical principles, advantages/disadvantages, indications, surgical technique, complications and hazards as well as results. However all chapters are focused on a very didactic presentation of surgical steps. Thus, the reader will get familiar with a variety of new techniques some of which are already integrated into clinical routine others still being part of ongoing clinical trials and development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Michael Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.München-Harlaching, Spine Center MunichOrthopädische KlinikMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-08782-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08780-0
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