JMISST Special Issue
Sub-title: Minimally Invasive Approach to the Lumbar Foraminal Pathology

As a result of the development of MIS and endoscopic spine surgery, various surgical techniques have been introduced for the treatment of lumbar foraminal stenosis. However, the management of symptomatic foraminal stenosis accompanied by lumbar central stenosis still remains a challenge. Despite the availability of different surgical options, the optimal treatment approach for this complex condition is still being debated, and further research is needed to determine the most effective management strategies.

Our special issue will explore the latest research and techniques related to the management of lumbar foraminal stenosis combined with other degenerative spinal conditions, with a focus on MIS and endoscopic spine surgery.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Foraminal decompression via Transforaminal (paraspinal) or Contralateral interlaminar approach
  • Decompression surgery for far-out stenosis
  • Decompression surgery for combined pathologies of central and foraminal stenosis
  • MIS or endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion
  • Comparative analysis of foraminal decompression versus lumbar fusion
  • Comparative analysis of transforaminal decompression versus contralateral interlaminar decompression
  • Doral root ganglion injury related to the foraminotomy or fusion

The authors must include the following surgical procedure in their illustration.

No. Title Division Description
1 Abstract Manuscript
2 Introduction Manuscript
3 Indication Manuscript
4 Surgical procedures Patient Position and Skin Marking Illustration
Anesthesia and Skin Incision
Preoperative Procedures: Discography et al.
Insertion of Endoscope
Surgical Procedure
Final Checking Point
5 Result Clinical Result Manuscript
6 Discussion Journal Review Manuscript
Technical Point
7 Conclusion Point of Surgical Technique Manuscript

Submission Deadline 30, Jul, 2023
Publication Date Oct, 2023

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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