Excellent surgical video of anterior odontoid screw fixation published by the AAOS
Indications for an anterior odontoid screw fixation are:
1. Acute Type 2 fracture with favorable fracture anatomy
2. Shallow Type 3 fracture with an intact C2 vertebral body
4. Intact Transverse ligament
5. A young patient with good bone stock
The video is by doctors Manuel Valencia, Paulina De La Fuente, Selim Abara, Felipe Novoa, Andreas Leiva, Arturo Olid
For an in-depth review of odontoid fractures click here for a detailed mind map.
Watch our surgical video of a trans-sacral fibula (Bohlman’s) procedure for high-grade spondylolisthesis. This patient started of as a low-grade adult isthmic spondylolisthesis and two surgeries later he ended up with an iatrogenic high grade slip with a nonunion at L5-S1.
The surgery was performed by the spine surgery team at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai.
This is a surgical video of minimally invasive microdiscectomy.
This is a common operation performed for persistent, severe sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation. Open microdiscectomy is the traditional way for performing this surgery, however, in the recent times, a minimally invasive approach has gained popularity.
Potential advantages of minimally invasive microdiscectomy are limited muscle injury, lesser pain and a shorter hospital stay.
Here we demonstrate a minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy in a 22-year-old woman with right lower extremity radiculopathy of 6 months duration secondary to a right sided L4-5 disc herniation.