NEUROSURGERY

The Fundamental Open Surgical Method

Dec 22, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on The Fundamental Open Surgical Method

The Fundamental Open Surgical Method Abstract Considerable experience in open techniques is necessary before the PDLS surgeon can learn the nuances of pathological anatomy and its appropriate operative therapy. However,…

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Fundamental Anatomy

Dec 22, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Fundamental Anatomy

Abstract A spatial understanding of the skeletal anatomy is crucial for the surgeon. Bony landmarks are used for guidance to neural compressive pathology. In the degenerative and/or pre-operated spine, normal…

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Spinopelvic Parameters and Sagittal Balance

Dec 22, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Spinopelvic Parameters and Sagittal Balance

Spinopelvic Parameters and Sagittal Balance Abstract Preoperative attention to sagittal alignment is a clinical necessity in the longer stability constructs of degenerative deformity/scoliosis surgery. For shorter constructs in SFC surgery…

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Minimally Invasive Surgical Method

Dec 22, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Minimally Invasive Surgical Method

Minimally Invasive Surgical Method James B. Macon Abstract Minimally invasive surgery (MIS), as applied to the lumbar spine, includes many techniques for both decompression and fusion as alternatives to the…

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Stabilization in SFC Surgery on the PDLS

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Stabilization in SFC Surgery on the PDLS Abstract Stabilization in SFC surgery on the PDLS is mainly done adjunctively to address translational instability or rotational hypermobility at the level of…

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Socioeconomics in Spine Surgery

Dec 22, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Socioeconomics in Spine Surgery

Socioeconomics in Spine Surgery Abstract The huge increase in national healthcare expense has resulted in the interjection of economic “stakeholders” into the medical decision processes. Cost-effectiveness (CE) analysis, utilizing comparative…

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