P Choi. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Past, Present And Future. The Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology. 2010 Volume 4 Number 1.
The diseases of the spine looks like simple diseases, because most of them show with symptom of back pain, however, we all know they are extremely complex diseases and some times of challenging solutions.Fortunately, concomitant to the technological development there was a great development in the diagnostic area in last three decades, allowing to us a better understanding of the diseases of the spine.The minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is developing continually thanks to technological evolution and the own concept of MISS has been modified in last decades.Formerly, MISS was defined as being percutaneous procedures with or without the aid of endoscope, however, in the modernity, MISS is defined as being all kind of techniques that has the objective of lessen trauma to the tissues and get maximally effective clinical outcomes with the aid of modern technology that means to relieving the vertebral pain through interventional pain management, percutaneous procedures with or without assistance of video endoscope, mini incision techniques, motion preservation techniques and even percutaneous fusion surgeries.The objective of the presentation is to show the main technological evolutions that came to happen in the all fields of the spine diseases in the last decades (degenerative, traumatic, deformity, inflammatory and tumors) and how it was in the past, how is in the present and how will be in the future.