Frontiers of Spinal Surgery


  • Esat KITER

Received Date: 01.06.2013 Accepted Date: 16.09.2013 J Turk Spinal Surg 2013;24(4):331-334

Victor Menard is one of the most famous French physicians from the 19th century, who dealt with bone tuberculosis before anti-tuberculosis agents were discovered. Although his primary approach to tuberculosis of the bone was conservative, he also described important surgical techniques. His most well-known study is his description of costotransversectomy, published in 1894.

Keywords: Victor Menard, spinal tuberculosis, Pott disease, costotransversectomy