Article Abstract

Current state of minimally invasive spine surgery

Authors: Avani S. Vaishnav, Yahya A. Othman, Sohrab S. Virk, Catherine Himo Gang, Sheeraz A. Qureshi

Abstract

Over the past two decades, minimally invasive surgical approaches have become increasingly feasible, efficient and popular for the management of a wide range of spinal disorders, with a growing body of research demonstrating numerous advantages of these techniques over the traditional open approach. In this article, we review the technologies and innovations that are expanding the horizon of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), and highlight high-quality peer-reviewed literature in the past year that expands our knowledge and understanding of indications, advantages and limitations of MISS.