Minimally Invasive Surgery
Published results showed awake endoscopic minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion may be a safe and efficacious option for lumbar fusion with less morbidity compared with open surgery.
John Paul G. Kolcun, BS, and colleagues collected Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score preoperatively and at 3-month intervals postoperatively among 100 patients who underwent awake endoscopic MIS-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion between 2014 and 2017. Researchers compared preoperative the ODI score with the most recent ODI scores available 1 year postoperatively or later.
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