Surgery to Take Pressure Off
the Nerves & Spinal Cord
Surgical Instruments for Spine Surgery
Modern spine surgery employs a mix of old and new surgical instruments. Access to the spine through a MetRx tube system greatly reduces the invasiveness of surgery. A conventional root retractor and a tissue biting instrument called a rongeur can be used along with an endoscope. Reprinted with permission of Medtronic, Inc.