Dan S. Cohen, MD
In this VJO New Development presentation, Dan S. Cohen, MD of Miami, Florida demonstrates a new minimally invasive spinal access exposure system for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Traditional open exposures for TLIF are associated with lengthy hospital stays and significant iatrogenic muscle and soft-tissue injury. The purported advantages of this mini-open approach includes reduced blood loss, less soft-tissue trauma, decreased postoperative morbidity and reduced duration of hospital stay.
The viewer is provided a detailed overview of Cohen's surgical technique including indications, contraindications, operating room setup, surgical positioning, methods of retractor placement and techniques for optimal surgical exposure. Intraoperative electromyography (EMG), as an adjunct to surgery, reduces the risk of complications. Many surgical pearls of the mini-open TLIF are discussed.
- Methods of Retractor Placement
- Optimizing Surgical Exposure
- Compressive Laminectomy & Fusion
- Interbody Graft & Percutaneous Rod Placement
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- Total Run Time: 19:50 minutes
- Catalog Number: 8022
- VJO Publication Date: December, 2008