The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Mini-open TLIF: New technique of posterior spinal fusion whith allows to prevent approach related back musck injuries
Hiroshi TANEICHI[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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2009 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 73-78


Approach related back muscle injuries have been focused on recent years as a drawback of posterior spinal fusion. Several minimal access fusion techniques were developed to prevent back muscle injuries. The authors have developed mini-open TLIF technique in which combined midline and Wiltse approach was employed for lumbar interbody fusion. In this article, surgical techniques, learning curve, and effectiveness of mini-open TLIF against approach related back muscle injuries were demonstrated.

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