Scientific basis of minimally invasive spine surgery: prevention of multifidus muscle injury during posterior lumbar surgery.

@article{Kim2010ScientificBO,
  title={Scientific basis of minimally invasive spine surgery: prevention of multifidus muscle injury during posterior lumbar surgery.},
  author={Choll W. Kim},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 26 Suppl},
  pages={S281-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Literature review. OBJECTIVE To describe the scientific basis of minimally invasive spine surgery as it relates to posterior lumbar surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery is predicated on several basic principles: (1) avoid muscle crush injury by self-retaining retractors; (2) do not disrupt tendon attachment sites of key muscles, particularly the origin of the multifidus muscle at the spinous process; (3) use known anatomic neurovascular and… CONTINUE READING
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