TY - JOUR AU - Wagner, Ralf AU - Telfeian, Albert E. PY - 2018 TI - An endoscopic surgical technique for treating radiculopathy secondary to S1 nerve compression from a pedicle screw: technical note JF - Journal of Spine Surgery; Vol 4, No 4 (December 2018): Journal of Spine Surgery Y2 - 2018 KW - N2 - Pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used technique for fixating the spine in fusion surgery. One of the complications associated with pedicle screw placement is when a screw breaches the pedicle medially and causes the patient radicular pain or numbness or weakness. Revising a breached pedicle screw in a patient who has undergone a multilevel fusion surgery often requires that the patient undergo a very invasive revision surgical procedure. Here the authors present a technical note on decompressing an S1 nerve compressed by a breached pedicle screw by performing an endoscopic surgical approach through a 1-cm incision and drilling down the threads of the pedicle screw, directly decompressing the nerve without removing the screw. UR - http://jss.amegroups.com/article/view/4377