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ACE Report #10760
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Dynamic instrumentation-supplemented PLIF of no difference to PLIF alone over 3-year follow-up


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion versus Dynamic Hybrid Instrumentation: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:e228-e237. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.005

Contributing Authors: P Eysel C Herren RM Simons J Bredow S Oikonomidis L Westermann R Sobottke MJ Scheyerer M Pishnamaz K Zarghooni J Franklin J Siewe

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Synopsis

30 patients with single-level degenerative lumbar disc disease and scheduled for posterior lumbar interbody fusion were randomized to surgery with or without the addition of a dynamic pedicle screw and rod system, implanted into the superior vertebral level to the index fusion. Patients were assessed for the incidence of adjacent segment degeneration, incidence of implant failure, and clinical sco...

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