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By Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi (auth.), Alberto Alexandre, Marcos Masini, Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti (eds.)

Radiologists, orthopedic and neurological surgeons current the several minimally invasive equipment. Peripheral nerve difficulties and difficulties bearing on differential analysis in specified occasions corresponding to among radicular and peripheral nerve trunk lesions are mentioned, pinpointing the importance of alternative diagnostic instruments. Minimally invasive concepts, applied these days to lessen bone demolition, scarring and threat of recurrence are analyzed. Microdiscectomy is in comparison with the result of intradiscal suggestions, and new tools are mentioned dealing with difficulties corresponding to epidural fibrotisation, microinstability, osteoporotic or neoplastic or posttraumatic vertebral lesions.

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The world itself has changed. The mortality rate has decreased and life expectancy has increased at a rate of approximately 3 months per year in accordance with the University of Cambridge, and as a result, world population has increased from just over three billion in 1965 to almost seven billion at present and with a projection, according to the WHO, around nine billion by 2050. This explains the gradual increase in the number of people beyond the fifth and sixth decades of life and diseases specific to those ages.

4). The main goal of improving pain and neurological deficit in the practice of spine surgery is changing for a more ambitious goal, namely to improve the overall quality of life and the future of patients through three major actions (1) preserving the vertebral anatomical structures; (2) preserving the paravertebral anatomical structures; and (3) preserving the functionality of the segment. Thus, three new concepts have emerged (a) minimal surgery; (b) minimal access surgery; and (c) motion preservation surgery.

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