AO Spine and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Explore the AO Spine MISS resources
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a suite of technology-dependent techniques and procedures that reduces local operative tissue damage and systemic surgical stress enabling earlier return to function striving for better outcomes than traditional techniques.
Studies show many advantages for MISS over conventional surgery.
AO Spine MISS courses cover all types of minimally invasive spine procedures through tubular retractors, lateral and anterior approaches, and endoscopic procedures. They cover degenerative processes, lumbar spinal stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, and many other pathologies that you deal with in your busy practices.
Find all upcoming AO Spine MISS courses here.
AO Spine MISS Spectrum Series online course
The AO Spine MISS Spectrum Series is a comprehensive learning experience for practicing surgeons who have little to no skills in MISS, fellows in an orthopedic or neurosurgery spine program, and residents in their final years who will specialize in spine surgery.
The course is developed and taught by the AO Spine MISS Task Force experts, global leaders in this field.
AO Spine MISS resources
An extraordinary webinar series
The extraordinary MISS sessions videos are available exclusively to AO Spine members. Please log in to watch. Not a member yet? Find all exclusive members privileges and join here.
The AO Spine MISS Task Force
Roger Härtl, Task Force Leader, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, United States
Richard Assaker, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire, Lille, France
Mohammed Assous, AO Spine Spine Center and Fellowship Officer Middle East, Razi Spine Clinic, Amman, Jordan
Christoph Hofstetter, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
JinSung Kim, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Avelino Parajon, Hospital Universitario, Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
Néstor Taboada, UNIMEC, Barranquilla, Columbia
Paul Taylor, Spines WA, Perth, Australia