Anterior odontoid screw AAOS Video

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​.

Trans-sacral fibula for high-grade spondylolisthesis – Surgical video

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.

 

Minimally invasive microdiscectomy – Surgical Video

 

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.