In recent times, Spinal surgery has advanced dramatically due to technical advancements leading to minimally invasive spine surgery. Microscopes, endoscopes, tubular dilators, motorized drills, nerve monitoring systems have decreased complications, risks and recovery time considerably. They have advanced to a point where few procedures can be done with an incision less than a centimeter.
Major advantages of MIS surgeries are-
MIS surgeries can be broadly grouped into two groups-