Orthopedic surgeons and other contributors consider such topics as general spine anatomy and long tract pathways, cervical spine anatomy, lumbar spine anatomy, spinal history and physical examination, common radiographic measurements, lumbar disk disease, primary and metastatic spinal tumors, spinal infections, anterior cervical diskectomy
and fusion, posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion, minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, and common medical complications following routine spinal surgery.
Percutaneous lumbar diskectomy
using a new aspiration probe: porcine and cadaver model.
Empty polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages in anterior cervical diskectomy
and fusion (ACDF) show slow radiographic fusion that reduces clinical improvement: results from the prospective multicenter "PIERCE-PEEK" study.
vs conventional microdiskectomy for sciatica: a randomized controlled trial.
Laminectomy compared with laparoscopic diskectomy
and outpatient laparoscopic diskectomy
for herniated L5-S1 intervertebral disks.
Bilateral subdural hematomas following routine lumbar diskectomy
. Headache 2000;40:480-2.
Boos, "Lumbar disk herniation: do MR imaging findings predict recurrence after surgical diskectomy
?" Radiology, vol.
Belloni et al., "Percutaneous cervical diskectomy
: preliminary experience," Neuroradiology, vol.
The patient was admitted to hospital for an elective cervical disk arthroplasty with diskectomy
at C4 to C7 and fusion at C5-C7.
Pandey CK et al evaluated the optimal pre-emptive dose of gabapentin for postoperative pain relief after single level lumbar diskectomy
and its effect on fentanyl consumption.
They present step-by-step techniques and color illustrations of commonly performed procedures, including injection techniques, anterior cervical diskectomy
and fusion, anterior lumbar interbody fusion, cervical disk replacement, and vertebral augmentation, and techniques for lumbar canal stenosis, scoliosis, post tubercular kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, Scheuermann's disease, fractures, spinal tumors, and other conditions.
(2002) used chart reviews to assess the quality of coding of postoperative complications among diskectomy
patients in California and found that only 4 of 31 complications had sensitivities above 0.60.