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"Minimally Invasive" refers to a technique using small incisions to gain access to the particular area of the body needing treatment. By avoiding a larger incision, there can be less force from the retractors on the surrounding tissues, less tissue dissection, and usually better preservation of the surrounding blood supply to the tissues in the operated area. Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is sometimes called less invasive spine surgery. In these procedures, doctors use specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions. Minimally invasive spine surgery was developed to treat spine problems with less injury to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine. It also helps the surgeon to see only where the problem exists in the spine. Other advantages to MISS include smaller incisions, less bleeding, and shorter stays in the hospital.
Related Journals of Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery
Surgery: Current Research, Journal of Universal Surgery, Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery, Spine Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, British Journal of Neurosurgery, Seminars in Spine Surgery, The Journal of Spinal Surgery, Journal of Spinal disorders and techniques, Annals of Thoracic Surgery