In Early years spine surgery was done by slightly cutting the concerned area. It was similar to open heart surgery. So it is categorized as open surgery. However with the technological advancement in these last few years this open surgery has become more precise and less painful. This surgery needs a little opening on the concerned site which allows very little damage to the nearby muscle. There are several types of minimally invasive spine surgery and the include anterior longitudinal ligament resection, complex minimally invasive surgery with lateral approach, extreme lateral interbody fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation, minimally invasive surgical corpectomy, smith-Petersen osteotomy, pedical subtraction osteotomy and many more.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014