Dr. Kube Defines Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in a feature titled, “Ask Spine Surgeons.” It is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Dr. Kube, along with nine other spine professionals, defines Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Dr. Kube’s definition: Minimally invasive spine surgery is a term applied to many types of procedures. In a sense, any type of procedure that minimizes the volume of collateral damage to surrounding bony and soft tissues during a spine surgery would be in many ways a minimally invasive procedure. Preservation of those tissues such as the multifidus in lumbar surgery helps to preserve the natural function of operated and surrounding non-operated portions of the spine. This preservation of the motion segment should translate into better motion and function while accomplishing desired pain control in treated individuals.
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