By Daniel H. Kim, Gun Choi, Sang-Ho Lee

“A good written, insightfully geared up textual content of a complicated surgical
technique that may help any backbone physician seeking to examine or excellent this
endoscopic procedure.”
-- --AANS younger Neurosurgeons Newsletter

Endoscopic backbone Procedures combines the massive adventure of across the world well-known backbone surgical procedure specialists and offers targeted assurance of operative concepts for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

This e-book starts with an outline of the rules of percutaneous endoscopic backbone surgical procedure by way of a close dialogue of utilized anatomy, surgical ways and strategies, and strength issues for the several backbone areas. each one bankruptcy comprises concise, step by step descriptions of the systems more suitable through truly categorised illustrations.


  • Bullet-point layout allows quick reference ahead of
  • High-resolution movies -- one for each strategy
    described within the booklet -- seem on an accompanying DVD
  • More than six hundred high quality illustrations organize readers for
    surgery, together with radiographs, full-color endoscopic perspectives, precise drawings,
    and 3-D surgical perspectives
  • Clinical circumstances reveal easy methods to inform the variations
    between backbone degrees and among disorder states

This concise technical consultant is
an crucial source for neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, interventional radiologists, or a person inquisitive about the care of sufferers with backbone disorders.

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The evolution of percutaneous spinal endoscopy and discectomy: state of the art. Mt Sinai J Med 2000;67:327–332 5. Fink B, Schneider T, Braunstein S, Schmielau G, Rüther W. Holmium: YAG laser-induced aseptic bone necroses of the femoral condyle. Arthroscopy 1996;12:217–223 5 Anesthesia • Percutaneous endoscopic diskectomy differs from other spinal operations in that it presents particular demands for anesthesiology: — Limited endoscopic field — Poor tactile feedback obtained from long endoscopic tools — Surgery performed at a depth — Less familiar anatomy — Poor three-dimensional spatial orientation • These reasons may increase the chance of iatrogenic neural injury.

It creates a smooth bone surface. Advantages Disadvantages • The process of bone removal is done under direct endoscopic visualization, therefore the extent of bone resection can be restricted to the minimal. • Expensive • Inadvertent handling can cause damage to the neural structures. • Should be used by surgeons having prior experience with the burr system in other types of spinal surgeries. Instruments Used for Cervical Endoscopy Fig. 16 Fluoroscopic view of the endoscopic drill. (Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation, Vernon Hills, Illinois) • Recently, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, in collaboration with Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany, developed a large-working-channel endoscope for the cervical spine (Figs.

The camera or the endoscope can be rotated separately so that the image appears in its correct orientation (Fig. 29). A B Fig. 29 Video camera (A) and digital video processor (B). 4 — Incremental contrast enhancement significantly improves the visualization of the surface details. — Combining a three-chip camera with a digital video almost creates the impression of a three-dimensional image. • Video monitor — The images processed by the digivideo are displayed on a color monitor. — The monitor should be large enough to permit recognition of the very fine details.

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