Minimally invasive unilateral approach for bilateral decompression of spinal stenosis and modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis.

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Journal Article

This video describes a minimally invasive approach for treatment of symptomatic grade I spondylolisthesis and high-grade spinal stenosis. In this procedure, a unilateral approach for bilateral decompression is utilized in conjunction with a modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation. The key steps in the procedure are outlined, and include positioning, fluoroscopic positioning/guidance, exposure with tubular retractor system, technique for ipsilateral and contra-lateral decompression, disc space preparation and interbody grafting, percutaneous pedicle screw and rod placement, and closure. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/QTymO4Cu4B0.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, KS; Than, KD; Lamarca, F; Park, P

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • Video - 4

PubMed ID

  • 23829853

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23829853

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-0684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13190

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States