Similar bone union and clinical outcome with local bone vs. ICBG in posterolateral fusion
Single-level instrumented posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine with a local bone graft versus an iliac crest bone graft: a prospective, randomized study with a 2-year follow-upEur Spine J. 2011 Apr;20(4):635-9
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82 patients with L4 degenerated spondylolisthesis were randomized to undergo posterolateral fusion with either a local bone graft or an iliac crest bone graft to compare the impact of the two techniques on bone union and clinical outcomes. Following evaluations over a 24 month period, the results indicated that bone union was similar between groups, but that longer surgical time and more donor-sit...
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