Unilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion provides effective results
Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in degenerative lumbar diseasesSpine J. 2012 Mar;12(3):209-15. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.01.010. Epub 2012 Mar 3
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80 patients, undergoing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), were randomised into two groups to either receive the surgery using unilateral or bilateral pedicle screws (PS), to compare the outcomes of each technique. Following assessments over a 32 month period, clinical and radiological results indicated that unilateral PS instrumented TLIF was an effective surgical method as it improve...
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