About this Research Topic
The pain and disability outcomes for MISS treatments vary from patient to patient and procedure to procedure. Failed back surgery syndrome is highly prevalent, and possibly preventable. Comparisons between surgical procedures and patient characteristics will help the spine surgery community improve the treatment experience for spine patients and surgeons alike. The goal of this special collection is to optimize MISS procedures for various spinal diseases by:
1. Evaluation of the types of MISS techniques for degenerative spine diseases, spine trauma and primary spinal tumors.
2. Analysis of short- and long-term results of MISS vs open treatments for degenerative spine diseases, spinal trauma and primary spinal cord tumors
3. Situational optimization of procedure selection
4. Improvement of prognostic prediction on a patient specific basis using data analytics, AL/ML
This Research Topic welcomes reviews of minimally invasive spine surgical techniques with/without meta-analysis, editorials, short communications, and original studies covering topics related to:
• Minimally invasive spine surgery
• New procedures showing short term efficacy results
• Predicting results
• Surgical selection
• Comparative analysis
• Function restoration
• Revision surgery
Prof. Morgan B. Giers is the Co-founder of a company Spine by Design LLC. Spine by Design is investigating market opportunities for software (owned by the university) predicting reherniations following microdiscectomy procedures. No other Conflicts of Interest are present in the team.
Keywords: degenerative diseases, spine injury, primary spinal cord tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, microsurgery, decompression, rigid stabilization, dynamic fixation
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