Unilateral TLIF comparable to bilateral in two-level degenerative lumbar disorders
Unilateral versus bilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in two-level degenerative lumbar disorders: a prospective randomised studyInt Orthop. 2014 Jan;38(1):111-6. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2026-y.
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68 patients with two-level degenerative lumbar disorders were randomized to receive treatment with unilateral or bilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Perioperative, clinical and radiographic outcomes were assessed and compared. Patients who received unilateral TLIF experienced less blood loss, shorter operative times, and had lower implant costs. Outcomes of leg and back pain, ...
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