Featuring: Alpesh A. Patel, MD, MBA
Minimally invasive adult spinal deformity (MIS ASD) surgery may offer benefits over conventional techniques in select circumstances. The success of the procedure is based on proper patient selection, restoring adequate alignment, and optimizing fusion. In the past, MIS techniques were limited because of the need to reposition the patient-a source of increased surgical time and potentially patient risk.
New developments now allow for single-position, MIS correction of adult deformity. Additional research will be needed to determine the ideal patient for minimally invasive adult spinal deformity surgery and whether prone or lateral single-position confers the best outcomes.
This research was originally published on PubMed.gov in May 2023.
Alpesh A. Patel, MD, MBA, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
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