Small is big in minimally invasive spine surgery
Webinar recorded during ZEISS Spine Week 2021
Prof. S Rajasekaran, Ph.D.
Chairman – Department of Orthopaedics, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India
Small is big in MIS spine surgery
Spine surgery has progressed tremendously and the greatest focus in the last decade has been on developing minimally invasive procedures with greater comfort for the patient and increased safety for the surgeon.
As the spine is a deeply placed organ, when the incisions get smaller and smaller, good vision and illumination become a challenge. This becomes a problem, as spine surgery often revolves around very crucial and critical structures like the spinal cord and important nerves. Microscopes, by providing appropriate magnification and illumination, make spine surgery safer.
The lecture will demonstrate with case examples on how decompressions, disc excisions, tumor excisions and fixations can be done safely with minimally invasive surgery.