Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation

by:  Sharad Rajpal, MD

Of the spectrum of metallic instrumentation techniques developed in spine surgery, pedicle screw fixation has gained the most popularity. As the technique and technologies for placement of percutaneous pedicle screws have progressed, so have the indications for their placement. Most surgeons will use percutaneous pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to an anterior or posterior minimally invasive procedure. (more…)

A 43-year-old woman is free of back pain after more than 10 years

by:  Alan Villavicencio, MD

Sara is a mother of four and a marathoner whose back pain eventually resulted in an L5-S1 artificial disc replacement surgery, after more than 10 years and two microdiscectomy surgeries performed by prior doctors. (more…)