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 inter-body fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation, minimally invasive surgical corpectomy, smith-Petersen osteotomy, pedical subtraction osteotomy and many more.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on July, 2014