Biomechanical properties of the thoracic spine after anterolateral minimally invasive discectomy

  • P. V. Krotenkov Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow
  • A. M. Kiselev Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow
  • A. E. Dorosevich Department of pathological anatomy Smolensk state medical academy, Smolensk
  • J. W. D’souza Department of pathological anatomy Smolensk state medical academy, Smolensk
Keywords: biomechanics, anterolateral extrapleural approach, thoracic disc herniation, thoracic spine, discectomy

Abstract

An understanding of the biomechanical properties of the thoracic spine and its osteoligamentous structures is important for the surgeon to avoid the potential destructive and destabilizing effects of surgery. Biomechanical consequences after anterolateral discectomy for thoracic disk herniation utilizing modified anterolateral extrapleural approach are briefly reviewed in this paper, in light of the biomechanical spine models of Denis and Benzel.

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Published
2006-05-31
How to Cite
Krotenkov, P., Kiselev, A., Dorosevich, A., & D’souza, J. (2006). Biomechanical properties of the thoracic spine after anterolateral minimally invasive discectomy. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association, 1(3), 30-32. Retrieved from http://surgjournal.ru/index.php/BISSA/article/view/108
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