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New Trends in Instrumentation and Complex Techniques in Spine Surgery


Publishing date
25 Dec 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Aug 2015

1Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

3Civil Hospital of Alessandria, Alessandria, Italy

4Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK

5King’s College Hospital, London, UK


New Trends in Instrumentation and Complex Techniques in Spine Surgery

Description

The overall characteristics of the vertebral column are, namely, elastic resistance to movement, twisting potential and elastic resistance to load bearing. These aspects reflect the three main functional characteristics of spine: motility in all 3 spatial planes, passive and active resistance to the axial load, and elastic resistance to excessive degrees of movement. In the light of this, we can assert that motility at the level of a single metamere should not be interpreted merely as movement on the 3 planes but also, and above all, as elastic resistance to dynamic stress on these 3 planes.

In fact, metameric movement depends on an active motility, involving the intervertebral disc, the articular masses, and the muscular structures, and a passive motility, involving the disc, ligamentous system, and articular capsules. In the light of this, the aim of surgery for the spine is to decompress the neural structures, neutralize excessive movements while preserving as much as possible the physiological biomechanical properties of the metamere involved. Those objectives are mandatory for every type of pathology in which the spine is involved, such as degenerative, traumatic, malformative, and oncologic ones. In the light of technical evolution of surgical instruments and software and of recent introduction of new surgical approaches, the future of spinal surgery is changing.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles or case reports that will stimulate continuing efforts to improve knowledge about current and future concepts in spinal instrumentation and complex surgical techniques for spinal pathology, improve diagnostic and therapeutic accuracy, develop new strategies to treat these conditions, and evaluate the outcomes.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in spinal instrumentation
  • Evolution and use of spinal neuronavigation
  • Complex surgical techniques
  • Anterior, lateral, and circumferential approaches to the thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Current concepts in dynamic stabilization of the spine
  • Spinal biomechanics
  • Evolution concepts in disc prostheses
  • Regenerative therapy for disc degeneration
  • Percutaneous and endoscopic techniques
  • New trends in diagnosis and neuroimaging

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 216384
  • - Editorial

New Trends in Instrumentation and Complex Techniques in Spine Surgery

Alessandro Landi | Roberto Delfini | ... | Christian Brogna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 160237
  • - Research Article

Computer Simulation and Analysis on Flow Characteristics and Distribution Patterns of Polymethylmethacrylate in Lumbar Vertebral Body and Vertebral Pedicle

Da Liu | Xu-li Liu | ... | Wei Lei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 417801
  • - Review Article

Lumbar Endoscopic Microdiscectomy: Where Are We Now? An Updated Literature Review Focused on Clinical Outcome, Complications, and Rate of Recurrence

Giulio Anichini | Alessandro Landi | ... | Emiliano Passacantilli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 481945
  • - Research Article

Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery: A Novel Technique in Patients with Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Vishal Sarwahi | Terry Amaral | ... | Chhavi Katyal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 639542
  • - Clinical Study

Minimal Invasive Circumferential Management of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures

S. Pesenti | T. Graillon | ... | S. Fuentes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 458284
  • - Clinical Study

Simultaneous Lateral Interbody Fusion and Posterior Percutaneous Instrumentation: Early Experience and Technical Considerations

Doniel Drazin | Terrence T. Kim | J. Patrick Johnson
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