An extreme lateral access for the surgery of lumbar disc herniations inside the spinal canal using the full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal approach-technique and prospective results of 463 patients.

@article{Ruetten2005AnEL,
  title={An extreme lateral access for the surgery of lumbar disc herniations inside the spinal canal using the full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal approach-technique and prospective results of 463 patients.},
  author={Sebastian Ruetten and Martin Komp and Georgios Godolias},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 22},
  pages={2570-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study of patients with lumbar disc herniations who were operated on with a full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal approach using an extreme lateral access. OBJECTIVES To examine the technical possibilities of an extreme lateral access for full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal surgery of lumbar disc herniations within the spinal canal. Also, to assess sufficient decompression, and the advantages and disadvantages of the minimally invasive procedure. SUMMARY OF… CONTINUE READING

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