Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 3
Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Instrumentation for Spine Fractures
Utkan TOPÇU1,Zühtü ÖZBEK1
1Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye The treatment of vertebral fractures varies according to the type of fracture, patient"s neurological status, patient"s physical condition, stability of the fracture, and the presence of additional pathologies to the existing fracture. Traditional methods that patients requiring surgical treatment are include large surgical incisions, large muscle stripping-retraction, and are associated with long operation time and increased blood loss. Minimally invasive methods are increasing their popularity day by day in all surgical branches. In spinal surgery; discectomy, interbady fusion, anterior-posterior instrumentation, vertebro-kyphoplasty can be performed with minimally invasive methods. The advantages of this method compared to traditional methods are include small incision, preservation of muscles, less surgical time, less blood loss, and less post-operative pain. The disadvantages are that it requires surgical experience, increased radiation exposure and limited fusion possibilities. Anahtar Kelimeler : Vertebral fractures, Instrumentation, Percutaneous