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Minimal Invasive Discectomy

A minimally invasive discectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure to remove herniated disk material. The procedure may be performed in the operating room or special procedures room. Patients are administered a local anesthesia, consisting of an injection of anesthetic in the muscle (not a spinal block) and also IV sedation. Then, with the help of X-ray fluoroscopy […]

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VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES – (Kyphoplasty, Vetebroplasty)

Osteoporosis is a major health problem in postmenopausal women and elderly patients of both sexes. The morbid event in osteoporosis is often a spinal compression fracture. To illustrate the scope of the problem, an estimated 700,000 new vertebral compression fractures occur each year in the United States. Spinal compression fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and […]

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Spinal Injections

Spinal injections are important for evaluating and managing spinal pain. Precision image–guided injections can be helpful and at times are essential to help localize the structural origin of a patient’s pain. If a pain source or pain generator is identified, injections can be useful therapeutic adjuncts in properly selected patients. Identification and localization of the […]

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Percutaneous Fixation & Fusion

Conventional techniques for spinal fusion often involve lengthy incisions and extensive muscle dissection. To have less invasive approaches that achieve equivalent or improved outcome with less approach-related morbidity would be better. Recently, percutaneous techniques for posterior lumbar interbody fusion and pedicle screw fixation of the lumbar spine were described in cadaveric and clinical studies. These procedures also can be […]

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Coflex® Dynamic Spacer

Coflex- Augmented Lumbar Microdecompression / Microlaminectomy (Comparative Pilot Study) Mohamed M. Mohi Eldin MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Citation:  M.M.M. Eldin : Coflex- Augmented Lumbar Microdecompression / Microlaminectomy(Comparative Pilot Study(. The Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology. 2012 Volume 5 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/2c25 Keywords:  Interspinous spacer, Coflex […]

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Biological Implants for Interbody Fusion

Due to new information about the pathophysiology and biomechanics of degenerative lumbar spine disease, the surgical treatment of this disease has undergone a significant increase over the past forty years. Novel diagnostic approaches and the development of new materials provided the impetus to produce new types of instrumentation, and these instruments have led to the modernization […]

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