Mini Review
Volume 11 Issue 10 - 2020
Safety of Interlaminar Full-Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression
Koichi Sairyo1* and Toru Maeda2
1Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Tokushima University, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan
2Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Tokushima University, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan
*Corresponding Author: Koichi Sairyo, Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Tokushima University, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan.
Received: August 04, 2020; Published: September 28, 2020


In this review of the safety of endoscopic lumbar decompression surgery via the interlaminar window, we evaluate two parameters to elucidate the safety of this approach, complication rate and radiation exposure. The most common surgery-related complication is dural tear, as opposed to exiting nerve root injury via the transforaminal approach. The incidence of dural injury is similar to that of traditional lumbar surgery. There is a learning curve for this surgery, and the complication rate decreases after gaining experience in 100 cases. In terms of radiation exposure, interlaminar full-endoscopic surgery has shorter fluoroscopic time than transforaminal full-endoscopic surgery. Overall, full-endoscopic interlaminar surgery is regarded as a safe procedure, but special care should be taken to prevent dural injury.

Keywords: Full-Endoscopic Spine Surgery; Decompression Surgery; Interlaminar Approach; Complication


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Citation: Koichi Sairyo and Toru Maeda. “Safety of Interlaminar Full-Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression”. EC Orthopaedics 11.10 (2020): 18-22.

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