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Fusion rates improved with instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion versus uninstrumented

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November 2014

Fusion rates improved with instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion versus uninstrumented

Vol: 3| Issue: 11| Number:65| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The comparison of instrumented and non-instrumented fusion in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis: a meta-analysis

Eur Spine J. 2014 Sep;23(9):1918-26

Contributing Authors:
YP Ye D Chen H Xu

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Four randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis investigating the efficacy of instrumented and noninstrumented fusion in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Of primary concern was how these treatments compared in functional disability. Secondary outcomes included pain, patient-reported satisfaction, and fusion success. Analysis of data on functional disability revealed...

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