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Dr. Hartl Co-authors Book on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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"Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Techniques, Evidence, and Controversies," an AOSpine text co-authored by Dr. Roger Härtl and Dr. Andreas Korge, is now available in print and as an e-book.

The most comprehensive publication of its kind, the book includes more than 500 pages of surgical techniques, illustrations, case images, tips and tricks, and research.

Minimally invasive spine surgery has been shown to reduce muscle damage, blood loss, and postoperative pain, and this book examines a range of minimally invasive techniques, including the pros and cons of each technique, the spectrum of indications and contraindications, historical and modern-day controversies relating to each technique, and a unique evidence-based section summarizing research studies, analysis, and conclusions from peer-reviewed journals.

In addition, the text includes a brief historical introduction on each technique and the surgeons that explored and founded its methods, their early (sometimes self-made) instrumentation, right through to todays current best-practice, providing an interesting, informative, and topical instruction on minimally invasive surgery and its increasingly encouraging results for spine-patient care.

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