Techniques of lumbar-sacral spine fusion in spondylosis
Techniques of lumbar-sacral spine fusion in spondylosis: systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trialsSpine J. 2011 Jul;11(7):668-76. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2011.04.026. Epub 2011 Jun 8
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8 RCTs (1136 patients) were reviewed in this meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness and safety of posterior (PLIF) or anterior (ALIF) interbody fusions to posterolateral spinal fusion in the surgical treatment of patients with lumbar-sacral spondylosis. Despite comparable final outcomes, moderate to low evidence indicated that interbody fusion had less blood loss and improved fusion rates, but...
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