History of spinal surgery: one neurosurgeon's perspective.

  title={History of spinal surgery: one neurosurgeon's perspective.},
  author={Dennis E McDonnell},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={16 1},
Spinal surgery has advanced from decompression procedures to complex spinal reconstruction and internal stabilization within the last 25 years, as a result of a broad-based technological boom that began in the 1970s with the advent of spinal computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. These technological advances have coincided with, and developed as a result of, the concomitant rise of a complex, economically driven consortium of innovative surgeons and researchers, academic… CONTINUE READING