Traditionally, spine surgeries are done as open surgeries in which surgery is done on an open area with a long incision. Advancement in technology has facilitated surgeons to perform surgeries with Minimal invasive spine surgery i.e. with minimum incision. During MISS decompression or fusion procedures, tubular retractor is inserted through small incision to create tunnel to operate the area with problem in spine.
This helps keeping muscles open, prevent muscle damage and minimize trauma. Due to less cutting through soft tissue, ligaments and muscles, it results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Minimum invasive spine surgery also results in less loss of blood and reduces infection risk, post operative pain and ensures faster recovery from surgery.