European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Daniel H. Kim, Gun Choy, Sang‑Ho Lee, Richard Fessler (eds):
Endoscopic spine surgery, 2nd Ed.
Thieme Verlag, New York, Stuttgart, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, 2018, 512 pp, 1094 gs.,
216.0 × 279.0 mm, Hardcover (GEB) + Video, EUR (D) 159,99 EUR (A) 164,50 CHF 184,00, ISBN:
Received: 6 May 2018 / Accepted: 20 May 2018
© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2018
This collective work describes the techniques of endoscopic
surgery of the three spinal segments.
A speciﬁc anatomical recall for each segment precedes
the diﬀerent techniques and the diﬀerent approaches. The
lumbar spines are studied ﬁrst and occupy two-thirds of the
work. All the possibilities of endoscopic surgery are pre-
sented, since the various varieties of percutaneous lumbar
discectomies, the annuloplasties, nucleoplasties, foraminoto-
mies, decompressions for canal narrowing, the accesses per
tubular way, the installation of the pedicular screws, etc.
The thoracic and the cervical spines follow then.
The work is abundantly and magniﬁcently illustrated, that
is by the presentation of the instruments, operatory photo-
graphs, and the anatomical drawings.
It is about a true bible of the endoscopic accesses of the
spine which will have to be on the shelf of all the specialists
in the spine, interested by modern technologies.
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest The author declares that he has no competing in-
* Pierre Kehr