standard-title LITERATURE & STUDIES


Literature and clinical studies for minimally invasive and endoscopic spinal surgery

Neurosurgical Focus, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Vol. 40 (2), Feb 2016

Introduction: Endoscopic spine surgery
Ziya L. Gokaslan, Albert E. Telfeian, and Michael Y. Wang
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A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery
Albert E. Telfeian, Anand Veeravagu, Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, and Ziya L. Gokaslan
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Clinical outcomes after percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a prospective case series
Pravesh S. Gadjradj, Maurits W. van Tulder, Clemens M. F. Dirven, Wilco C. Peul, and B. Sanjay Harhangi
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Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy to relieve sciatica and delay fusion in a 31-year-old man with pars defects and low-grade spondylolisthesis
Karthik Madhavan, Lee Onn Chieng, Christoph P. Hofstetter, and Michael Y. Wang
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Does the microendoscopic technique reduce mortality and major complications in patients undergoing lumbar discectomy? A propensity score–matched analysis using a nationwide administrative database
Junichi Ohya, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Takeshi Oichi, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Sakae Tanaka, and Hideo Yasunaga
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Early experience with endoscopic foraminotomy in patients with moderate degenerative deformity
Karthik Madhavan, Lee Onn Chieng, Lynn McGrath, Christoph P. Hofstetter, and Michael Y. Wang
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Patient radiation exposure during transforaminal lumbar endoscopic spine surgery: a prospective study
Menno Iprenburg, Ralf Wagner, Alexander Godschalx, and Albert E. Telfeian
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Transforaminal endoscopic decompression of a postoperative dislocated bone fragment after a 2-level lumbar total disc replacement: case report
Ralf Wagner, Menno Iprenburg, and Albert E. Telfeian
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Technical considerations in transforaminal endoscopic spine surgery at the thoracolumbar junction: report of 3 cases
Albert E. Telfeian, Gabriele P. Jasper, Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, and Ziya L. Gokaslan
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Early experience with endoscopic revision of lumbar spinal fusions
Lynn B. McGrath Jr., Karthik Madhavan, Lee Onn Chieng, Michael Y. Wang, and Christoph P. Hofstetter
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The endoscopic transoral approach to the craniovertebral junction: an anatomical study with a clinical example
Andrew K. Chan, Arnau Benet, Junichi Ohya, Xin Zhang, Todd D. Vogel, Daniel W. Flis, Ivan H. El-Sayed, and Praveen V. Mummaneni
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The anatomic rationale for transforaminal endoscopic interbody fusion: a cadaveric analysis
Mitchell Hardenbrook, Sergio Lombardo, Miles C. Wilson, and Albert E. Telfeian
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Endoscopic minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion without general anesthesia: initial clinical experience with 1-year follow-up
Michael Y. Wang, and Jay Grossman
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Endoscopic Spine
Rhode Island Hospital's Contribution to the Field of Endoscopic Spine Surgery.
Telfeian AE et al.
Rhode Island medical journal (2013) 100.6 (2017): 34-38.
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A minimally-invasive fully-endoscopic 2-level posterior cervical foraminotomy: technical note.
Wagner R, Telfeian AE, Iprenburg M, Krzok G.
J Spine Surg 2017. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.05.06
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An attempt at clinically defining and assessing minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional “open” spinal surgery.
McAfee PC, Garfin SR, Rodgers WB, Allen RT, Phillips F, & Kim C (2011).
In: SAS journal, 5(4), 125-130.
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Efficacy of Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine System (TESSYS) technique in treating lumbar disc herniation.
Pan, Zhimin, et al.
In: Medical science monitor: international medical journal of experimental and clinical research 22 (2016): 530.
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Full-Endoscopic Assisted Lumbar Decompressive Surgery Performed in an Outpatient, Ambulatory Facility: Report of 5 Years of Complications and Risk Factors Retrospective Review
Solomon Kamson, MD, PhD, Andrea M. Trescot, MD, Paul D. Sampson, PhD, and Yiyi Zhang, BS.
In: Pain Physician 2017; 20;E221-E231
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Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Distance Patients Will Travel for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Albert Edward Telfeian, MD, PhD, Menno Iprenburg, MD, and Ralf Wagner, MD
In: Pain Physician 2017; 20:E145-E149
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Transpedicular endoscopic surgery for lumbar spinal synovial cyst—report of two cases.
Guntram Krzok, Albert E. Telfeian, Ralf Wagner, Menno Iprenburg
In: Journal of Spine Surgery, 2016;2(4):310-313,  //
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A randomised controlled trial of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy vs microdiscectomy
Alastair Gibson et al
In: European Spine Journal, 2016 November, //
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Structural Preservation Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Interlaminar Discectomy for L5-S1 Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
Jung-Sup Lee, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang
In: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, BioMed Research International, Volume 2016, Article ID 6250247, 9 pages, //
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The Effect and Feasibility Study of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy Via Superior Border of Inferior Pedicle Approach for Down-Migrated Intracanal Disc Herniations
Jinwei Ying, Kelun Huang, Minyu Zhu, Beibei Zhou, Yu Wang, Bi Chen, Honglin Teng
In: Medicine,Volume 95, Number 8, February 2016
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Comparison of Outcomes of Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy and Open Lumbar Microdiscectomy for Young Adults: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study
Sang-Soak Ahn, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Dong-Won Kim, Byung-Hun Lee
In: World Neurosurgery (2016) 86:250-258
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Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for L5-S1 Disc Herniation: Consideration of the Relation between the Iliac Crest and L5-S1 Disc
Kyung-Chul Choi and Choon-Keun Park
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Transpedicular Lumbar Endoscopic Surgery for Highly Migrated Disk Extrusions:
Preliminary Series and Surgical Technique
Guntram Krzok, Albert Edward Telfeian, Ralf Wagner, Menno Iprenburg
In: World Neurosurgery (2016) 95:299-303.
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Solution to a Kyphoplasty Complication: Technical Note
Ralf Wagner, Albert E. Telfeian, Menno Iprenburg, Guntram Krzok, Ziya Gokaslan, David B. Choi, Francesco G. Pucci, Adetkumbo Oyelese
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Foraminoplasty and Discectomy for the Treatment of a Thoracic Disc Herniation
Ralf Wagner, Albert E. Telfeian, Menno Iprenburg, Guntram Krzok, Ziya Gokaslan, David B. Choi, Francesco G. Pucci, Adetkunbo Oyelese
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A cost utility comparison of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy and microdiscectomy
Chloe E.H. Scott, J.N. Alastair Gibson
In: Podium Presentations / The Spine Journal 20 (2016) p45–p63;
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A meta-analysis of endoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disk herniation
Lin Cong, Yue Zhu, Guanjun Tu
In: European Spine Journal (2016) 25:134–143; DOI 10.1007/s00586-015-3776-6
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Endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anesthesia may be an alternative to microdiscectomy: A single centre’s experience using the far lateral approach.
T. Sanusi, J. Davis?, N. Nicassio, I. Malik
In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 139 (2015) 324–327
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Outcome Measures of an Intracanal, Endoscopic Transforaminal Decompression Technique: Initial Findings from the MIS Prospective Registry
J. A. Sclafani, K. Raiszadeh, D. Laich, J. Shen, M. Bennett, R. Blok, K. Liang, C. W. Kim
At: ISASS 2015
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Transforaminal endoscopic foraminotomy for acute neuralgia
J N Alastair Gibson and Menno Iprenburg
Poster ISSLS 2015
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Transforaminal endoscopic surgery under local analgesia for ventral epidural thoracic spinal tumor: Case report
Albert E. Telfeian, David B. Choi, Daniel M. Aghion
In: Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Apr 4;134:1-3
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Early experience with cervical endoscopic spinal surgery (CESS): a potential adjunct to ACDF/disc arthroplasty
Gavin S.C. Brown, J N Alastair Gibson; Poster BASS 2015
In: The Spine Journal, March 2, 2015, Volume 15, Issue 3, Supplement, page S74
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Transforaminal endoscopic solution to disk reherniation post-mini-TLIF: Case report
Albert E Telfeian
In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 131 (2015) 69–71
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The surgical outcome and the surgical strategy of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy for recurrent disk herniation.
Kim CH, Chung CK, Sohn S, Lee S, Park SB.
In: J Spinal Disord Tech 2014 Dec; 27(8):415-22
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Clinical Benefits of Ultra-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Awake Obese Patients in an Outpatient Setting: A Retrospective Evaluation of Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy with Foraminotomy
Gabriele P Jasper, Gina M Francisco, David B Choi, Deus Cielo, Curtis E Doberstein and Albert E Telfeian
In: JSM Neurosurg Spine 2014 2(5): 1041.
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Outpatient, Awake, Ultra-Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations
Gabriele P. Jasper, Gina M. Francisco, Albert E. Telfeian
In: Rhode Island Medical Journal, June 2014, pp. 38-40
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Technical considerations in transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminoplasty for the treatment of spondylolisthesis: Case report
Gabriele P. Jasper, Gina M. Francisco, Daniel Aghion, Albert E. Telfeian
In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 119 (2014) 84–87
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Percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar discectomy for pediatric lumbar disc herniation
Xiandi Wang, Jiancheng Zeng, Hongfei Nie, Guo Chen, Zhuhai Li, Hushan Jiang, Qingquan Kong, Yueming Song, Hao Liu
In: Child's Nervous System, May 2014, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 897-902
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The Surgical Treatment of Single Level Multi-Focal Subarticular and Paracentral and/or Far-Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations: The Single Incision Full Endoscopic Approach
J.J. Yue , D. Scott, X. Han, A. Yacob
In: Int J Spine Surg. 2014; 8: 16. Published online 2014 Dec 1. doi: 10.14444/1016
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Reoperation Rate After Surgery for Lumbar Herniated Intervertebral Disc Disease Nationwide Cohort Study
Chi Heon, Chun Kee Chung, Choon Seon Park, Boram Choi, Min Jung Kim, Byung Joo Park
In: SPINE 2013 April 1, Volume 38, Number 7, pp 581–590
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Learning curve of full-endoscopic lumbar discectomy
Hsien-Ta Hsu, Shang-Jen Chang, Stephen S. Yang, Chung Liang Chai
In: Eur Spine J (2013) 22:727–733
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The Current State of Endoscopic Disc Surgery: Review of Controlled Studies Comparing Full-Endoscopic Procedures for Disc Herniations to Standard Procedures
Christof Birkenmaier, Martin Komp, Hansjoerg F Leu, Bernd Wegener, Sebastian Ruetten
In: Pain Physician 2013;16;335-344
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Clinical Success of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminotomy: A retrospective evaluation
Gabriele P. Jasper, Gina M. Francisco, Albert E. Telfeian
In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, August 2013 Volume 115, Issue 10, Pages 1961–1965
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Endoscopic Transforaminal Discectomy for an Extruded Lumbar Disc Herniation
Gabriele P. Jasper, Gina M. Francisco, and Albert E. Telfeian
In: Pain Physician 2013;16;E31-E35
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Lumbar Decompressive Laminectomy or Laminotomy for Degenerative Conditions: “Outcome Comparison of Traditional Open versus Less Invasive Techniques"
Reginald Q Knight, Melissa Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Scott Grainger, Craig Goldberg, Carl Spivak and Paul Jenkins
In: J Spine 2013, S2:006
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Morphometric analysis of the YESS and TESSYS techniques of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy
Gu Xin, He Shi-Sheng, Zhang Hai-Long
In: Clin Anat. 2013 Sep;26(6):728-34
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Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon During Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: A Prospective Study
Ahn, Yong; Kim, Chang-Ho; Lee, June Ho; Lee, Sang-Ho; Kim, Jin-Sung
In: Spine April 2013, Volume 38, Issue 7, p 617–625
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Comparison of Patient Functional Outcome and System Reimbursement for Lumbar Decompression via Standard Open versus Less Invasive Techniques
R.Q. Knight, C. Goldberg, C. Spivak, P. Jenkins, M. Scribani, N. Krupa
In: ISASS13, Full Abstract Book, 2013
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Outcomes Following Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery - Two Year Results
Calum Arthur, J N Alastair Gibson
At: ISSLS Annual Meeting 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona - Poster Presentation
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Endoscopic Transforaminal Discoplasty in Disc Degeneration and Low Back Pain
Lumbar Therapies and Outcomes
M. Schubert, A. Helmbrecht, C. Schultz, C. Wagner
In: ISASS13, Full Abstract Book, 2013
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Outcome Measures of an Intracanal, Endoscopic Transforaminal Decompression Technique
Joseph A. Sclafani, Kamshad Raiszadeh, Choll W. Kim
Presented at SMISS 2013 Annual Conference
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Transforaminal endoscopic spinal surgery: The future ‘gold standard’ for discectomy? A review
J.N. Alastair Gibson, Jonathan G. Cowie, Menno Iprenburg
In: The Surgeon 2012 Oct;10(5):290-6
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Approach for Intra and Extraforaminal Disc Herniations
M. Iprenburg
In: European Spine Journal 2012; 21(suppl 2):S262–3.; Presented at BritSpine 2012
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Endoscopic Spine Surgery – Now and Looking Towards the Future
A Summary of an Educational Symposium Held at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, 3 November 2011
Janet Manson
In: European Musculoskeletal Review Volume 7, Issue 2, Spring 2012
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Transforaminal endoscopic or micro-discectomy – early results of a randomized controlled trial
S. Molyneux, H.J. Spens and J.N.A. Gibson
In: J Bone Joint Surg Br 2012 vol. 94-B no. SUPP X 085
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Bilateral Operation of Lumbar Degenerative Central Spinal Stenosis in Full-endoscopic Interlaminar Technique With Unilateral Approach. Prospective 2-year Results of 74 Patients
Martin Komp, Patrick Hahn, Harry Merk, Georgios Godolias, Sebastian Ruetten
In: J Spinal Disord Tech July 2011, Volume 24, Issue 5, p 281-287
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Percutaneous Posterolateral Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy: Clinical Outcome, Complications, and Learning Curve Evaluation
Tenenbaum S, Arzi H, Herman A, Friedlander A, Levinkopf M, Arnold PM, Caspi I.
In: Surg Technol Int. 2011 Dec 1;XXI:278-283
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Endoscopic transforaminal discectomy in primary & recurrent lumbar disc herniation
M. Schubert
In: Abstracts of the 29th ISMISS 2011, Zurich Switzerland
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Guidelines for Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
C. Birkenmaier, J. Chiu, A. Fontanella, H. Leu & S. Ruetten
In: ISMISS, Issue 2, February 2010
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Endoscopic transforaminal discectomy (ETD)
Schubert M.
Transforaminal endosc. discectomy (TESSYS®- technique) experience Iearning curve
Fürstenberg C., Wiedenhofer B., Doustar S., Putz C., Akbar M.
In: Abstracts of the 28th ISMISS in January 2010, Zurich Switzerland
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Stenosis Surgery – A Comparative Study of Laser and Reamed Foraminoplasty
Rudolf Morgenstern
In: European Musculoskeletal Disease Volume 4, Issue 1, 2009
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Transforaminal endoscopic stenosis surgery (TESS)
Morgenstern R.
TESTM transforaminal endoscopic lumbar surgery: technique/experience since 2004
Alfen F.
In: Abstracts of the 27th ISMISS 2009, January 29-30, Zurich Switzerland
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Endoscopic Transforaminal Discectomy for Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Prospective, Cohort Evaluation of 262 Consecutive Cases
Hoogland, Thomas; van den Brekel-Dijkstra, Karolien; Schubert, Michael; Miklitz, Boris
In: Spine, 20 April 2008, Volume 33, Issue 9, pp 973-978
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery in Lumbar Disc Herniation in an Economic Crisis - The TESSYS Method
Menno Iprenburg and Alexander Godschalx
In: US Musculoskeletal Review 2008
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Pre-operative Planning for Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminal Decompression - A Prospective Study
Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
In: European Musculoskeletal Review, Volume 3 Issue 1, 2008
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Full-Endoscopic Interlaminar and Transforaminal Lumbar Discectomy Versus Conventional Microsurgical Technique: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study
Sebastian Ruetten, Martin Komp, Harry Merk, Georgios Godolias
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2008 Apr 20;33(9):931-939
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Abstracts of the 1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques (WCMISST), Honolulu Hawai, June 2008
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Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery - Technique and Provisional Results in Primary Disc Herniation
Menno Iprenburg
In: European Musculoskeletal Review Issue 2, 2007
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Developments in the Area of Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Florian Maria Alfen
In: European Musculoskeletal Review 2006
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Endoscopic Transforaminal Nucleotomy with Foraminoplasty for Lumbar Disk Herniation
Michael Schubert, Thomas Hoogland
In: Bilingual Edition of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Volume 17, Issue 6, Dec 2005
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A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing the Results of Open Discectomy with Those of Video-Assisted Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
Frank u. Hermantin; Todd Peters; Louis Quartararo; Parviz Kambin
In: J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1999 Jul;81(7):958-65
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Worldwide Survey on the Use of Navigation in Spine Surgery
Roger Härtl, Khai Sing Lam, Jeffrey Wang, Andreas Korge, Frank Kandziora, Laurent Audigé
In: World Neurosurgery (2013), Volume 79 , Issue 1 , 162 - 172
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Economic evaluation comparing intraoperative cone beam CT-based navigation and conventional fluoroscopy for the placement of spinal pedicle screws: a patient-level data cost-effectiveness analysis
Dea, Nicolas et al.
In: The Spine Journal (2016), Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 23 - 31
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Navigation improves the learning curve of transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy
Fan, Guoxin et al.
In: International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41: 323.
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Fusion / Spondylodesis

Validation and Analysis of a Multi-site MIS Prospective Registry Through Sub-analysis of an MIS TLIF Subgroup
Sclafani JA, Raiszadeh K, Raiszadeh R, Kim P, Doerr T, Siddiqi F, LaMotta I, Park P, Templin C, Gill S, Liang K, Kim CW
In: Int J Spine Surg. 2014 Dec 1;8
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Comparison of fusion rates following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using polyetheretherketone cages or titanium cages with transpedicular instrumentation
Osamu Nemoto, Takashi Asazuma, Yoshiyuki Yato, Hideaki Imabayashi, Hiroki Yasuoka, Akira Fujikawa
In: Eur Spine J (2014) 23:2150–2155
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Five-year outcomes of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a matched-pair comparison study
Seng C, Siddiqui MA, Wong KP, Zhang K, Yeo W, Tan SB, Yue WM
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1;38(23):2049-55
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MASTERS-D: Final Results of a Prospective Multi-Center Observational Data-Monitored Study of Minimally Invasive Fusion to Treat Degenerative Lumbar Disorders.
Presented by By Wolfgang Senker; With David Buzek, Arek Kosmala, Ulrich Hubbe, Neil Manson, Wout W. Rosenberg, Roberto Assietti , Fredereic Martens, Paulo Pereira, Khai Lam, Giovanni Barbanti, Peter Durny, Zvi Lidar, Kai-Michael Scheufler, Walter Richter, Pawel Sloniewski, Salvador Fuster, Vassilios Vougioukas, Marc L. Schroder, Jorg Franke
At: SMISS 2013 Annual Conference
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Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence
Nai-Feng Tian, Yao-Sen Wu, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Hua-Zi Xu, Yong-Long Chi, Fang-Min Mao
In: Eur Spine J (2013) 22:1741–1749
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Perioperative complications in patients undergoing open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion as a revision surgery.
Khan IS1, Sonig A, Thakur JD, Bollam P, Nanda A.
In: J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Mar;18(3):260-4
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Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Comparison of titanium and polyetheretherketone cages
Cabraja M, Oezdemir S, Koeppen D, Kroppenstedt S.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Sep 14;13:172
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Long-term biocompatibility and osseointegration of electron beam melted, free-form-fabricated solid and porous titanium alloy: experimental studies in sheep.
Palmquist A1, Snis A, Emanuelsson L, Browne M, Thomsen P.
In: J Biomater Appl. 2013 May;27(8):1003-16, Epub 2011 Dec 29.
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Submuscular approach to the lumbar spine and extraforaminal cage implantation (EPLIF)
Prof. Dr. F. Magerl
In: Der Orthopäde 2011 Feb;40(2):130-4 (Article in German)
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Qualification of Electron Beam Melted (EBM) Ti6Al4V-ELI for orthopaedic Implant Applications.
A.Christensen; R. Kircher; A. Lippincott
In: Medical Device Materials IV: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2007 (ASM International)
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Morphologic Analysis of Normal Human Lumbar Dorsal Root Ganglion by 3D MR Imaging
Shen J, Wang HY, Chen JY, Liang BL.
In: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Nov-Dec;27(10):2098-103
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Endoscopic / Interventional Pain Therapy

Five Year Long-Term Results of Endoscopic Dorsal Ramus Rhizotomy and Anatomic Variations of the Painful Lumbar Facet Joint
Farhan Siddiqi , Jacqueline Romero, Casey O'Donnel, Victor Hayes
At: SMISS 2013 Annual Conference, Oral Presentation by Farhan Siddiqi
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Endoscopic Facet Debridement for the treatment of facet arthritic pain - a novel new technique
Scott M.W. Haufe, Anthony R. Mork
In: Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(3):120-123
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Lumbar zygapophysial (facet) joint radiofrequency denervation success as a function of pain relief during diagnostic medial branch blocks: a multicenter analysis
Steven P. Cohen, Milan P. Stojanovic, Matthew Crooks, Peter Kim, Rolf K. Schmidt, Cynthia H. Shields, Scott Croll, Robert W. Hurley
In: Spine J. 2008 May-Jun;8(3):498-504
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Spinal Science & MISS

Reoperation Rate After Surgery for Lumbar Herniated Intervertebral Disc Disease Nationwide Cohort Study
Chi Heon, Chun Kee Chung, Choon Seon Park, Boram Choi, Min Jung Kim, Byung Joo Park
In: Spine 2013 April 1, Volume 38, Number 7, pp 581–590
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Surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation: four-year results for the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Tosteson AN, Blood EA, Abdu WA, Herkowitz H, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Fischgrund J
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Dec 1;33(25):2789-800
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Surgical Compared with Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Four-Year Results in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) Randomized and Observational Cohorts. Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Zhao W, Blood EA, Tosteson AN, Birkmeyer N, Herkowitz H, Longley M, Lenke L, Emery S, Hu SS.
In: J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jun;91(6):1295-304
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SPORT Lumbar Intervertebral Disk Herniation and Back Pain: Does Treatment, Location, or Morphology Matter?
Pearson AM, Blood EA, Frymoyer JW, Herkowitz H, Abdu WA, Woodward R, Longley M, Emery SE, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Weinstein JN
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Feb 15;33(4):428-35
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Spine surgery—approach size does matter
J. N. Alastair Gibson, Susanne Merk and Menno Iprenburg
In: Nat Rev Neurol. 2012 Oct;8(10):588; author reply
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Cervical Percutaneous Nucleotomy and Decompression - Cervical Therapies and Outcomes
M. Schubert
In: ISASS12 Full Abstract Book, 2012
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An attempt at clinically defining and assessing minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional “open” spinal surgery
McAfee PC, Garfin SR, Rodgers WB, Allen RT, Phillips F, Kim C.
In: SAS J. 2011 Dec 1;5(4):125-30
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The Current State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Kim CW, Siemionow K, Anderson DG, Phillips FM.
In: J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93:582-596
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Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty

A Randomized Trial of Balloon Kyphoplasty and Nonsurgical Management for Treating Acute
Vertebral Compression Fractures: vertebral body kyphosis correction and surgical parameters.

Van Meirhaeghe J, Bastian L, Boonen S, Ranstam J, Tillman JB, Wardlaw D, FREE investigators.
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 20;38(12):971-83
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Clinical Spine & Anatomy

The morphology and clinical significance of the intraforaminal ligaments at the L5–S1 levels
Qinghao Zhao, Enyi Zhong, Benchao Shi, Yang Li, Chao Sun, Zihai Ding
In: The Spine Journal 16 (2016) 1001–1006
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ISSLS Prize Winner: The Anatomy of Failure in Lumbar Disc Herniation An In Vivo, Multimodal, Prospective Study of 181 Subjects
Rajasekaran S, Bajaj N, Tubaki V, Kanna RM, Shetty AP
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Aug 1;38(17):1491-500
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Antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and vertebral bone edema (Modic type 1 changes): a double-blind randomized clinical controlled trial of efficacy
Albert HB, Sorensen JS, Christensen BS, Manniche C.
In: Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):697-707.
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Does nuclear tissue infected with bacteria following disc herniations lead to Modic changes in the adjacent vertebrae?
Albert HB, Lambert P, Rollason J, Sorensen JS, Worthington T, Pedersen MB, Nørgaard HS, Vernallis A, Busch F, Manniche C, Elliott T.
In: Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):690-6
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An Aid to the Explanation of Surgical Risks and Complications
Ng, CY; Gibson, JN
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 15;36(26):2333-45
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Disc Replacement

Optimizing success with lumbar disc arthroplasty
Gornet MF, Schranck F, Wharton ND, Beall DP, Jones E, Myers ME, Hipp JA.
In: Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23(10):2127-35
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Five-year results of lumbar disc prostheses in the SWISSspine registry
Aghayev E, Etter C, Bärlocher C, Sgier F, Otten P, Heini P, Hausmann O, Maestretti G, Baur M, Porchet F, Markwalder TM, Schären S, Neukamp M, Röder C.
In: Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23(10):2114-26
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Early outcomes with the Deformity Correcting Synergy Disc Replacement Cervical Therapies and Outcomes Kemal Yucesoy, Kasim Z Yuksel, Murvet Yuksel, Orhan Kalemci
In: ISASS14, Full Abstract Book, 2014
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Five-Year Reoperation Rates, Cervical Total Disc Replacement Versus Fusion, Results of a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Delamarter RB, Zigler J.
In: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 20;38(9):711-7
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Effect of arthroplasty design on cervical spine kinematics: analysis of the Bryan Disc, ProDisc-C, and Synergy Disc
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