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J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 Oct;28(8):295-7. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000318.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

The minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy procedure has become a common and successful procedure for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy. Specifically, the minimally invasive approach allows for decreased postoperative pain, blood loss, and length of hospitalization by preserving the surrounding soft tissue as compared with the traditional open approach. This article and accompanying video demonstrates the technique for a primary, single-level minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy as performed through a tubular retractor.

PMID:
26322905
DOI:
10.1097/BSD.0000000000000318
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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