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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Complications with Implant Placement and Fixation

  • Justin B. Hohl
  • David C. Holt
  • Darrel S. Brodke
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Abstract

Although it is challenging to make an accurate assessment of complications from the literature regarding minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the spine, it appears that, in general, complications of MIS spine surgery are comparable to open surgery. However, there may be a steep learning curve with certain procedures, during which time the complication rate may be higher than open procedures.

Keywords

Pedicle Screw Minimally Invasive Surgery Interbody Fusion Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justin B. Hohl
    • 1
  • David C. Holt
    • 1
  • Darrel S. Brodke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Utah Medical CenterSalt Lake CityUSA

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