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[Submuscular approach to the lumbar spine and extraforaminal cage implantation]

The posterior median approach to the lumbar spine may cause significant injury to the erector spinae muscles (ESM) which is minimized using the paralateral approach suggested by Ray. We have adopted this approach and have extended it into the disc space to allow cage implantation from outside the foramen (EP

Keywords : Bone Plates,Bone Screws,Humans,injuries,instrumentation,Laminectomy,Lumbar Vertebrae,methods,Muscle,Skeletal,Prosthesis Implantation,Spinal Fusion,Spine,surgery,, Approach,Lumbar,Spine, fibromyalgia trigger points uk

Date of Publication : 2011 Feb

Authors : Magerl F;

Organisation : fritz.magerl@bluewin.ch

Journal of Publication : Orthopade

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21301809

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