Percutaneous Lumbar Screws
This chapter describes percutaneous lumbar fusion techniques, including advantages and disadvantages, techniques, complications, and patient selection strategies. Pedicle screw instrumentation can be utilized to stabilize fusion for various spinal pathologies via the creation of a rigid and stable construct. Recent developments in instrumentation have enabled preservation of muscles, ligaments, and bony structures of the spine that help facilitate recovery and improve outcomes. Furthermore, percutaneous techniques preserve muscle and ligaments adjacent segment disease. With these advances in percutaneous pedicle instrumentation and numerous advantages over the traditional method, interest in this approach has and will continue to rise.
KeywordsMIS Minimally invasive spine surgery Percutaneous pedicle screw Degenerative spine surgery
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