Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Complications with Implant Placement and Fixation

  • Joseph S. Butler
  • Mark F. Kurd


Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has evolved dramatically over the past several decades in an attempt to minimize approach-related trauma, expedite hospital discharge, and optimize clinical and functional outcomes. Although the goals of MISS are to perform an efficient target surgery with minimal iatrogenic injury, there are a variety of approaches and implant-related complications associated with this surgical strategy. This chapter will discuss the learning curve associated with MISS, in addition to exploring the various technical challenges and complications associated with some of the most common MISS procedures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph S. Butler
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Mark F. Kurd
    • 5
  1. 1.National Spinal Injuries UnitDublinIreland
  2. 2.Mater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland
  3. 3.Mater Private HospitalDublinIreland
  4. 4.Tallaght University HospitalDublinIreland
  5. 5.Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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