Draw-back technique safe and effective in slip reduction for isthmic spondylolisthesis
Single segment of posterior lumbar interbody fusion for adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: reduction or fusion in situEur Spine J. 2014 Jan;23(1):172-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2858-6. Epub 2013 Jun 14
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94 adult patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomized to be treated with either conventional in situ posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or a draw-back technique, using pedicle screws to reduce vertebral slippage, combined with PLIF. The purpose was to determine the effect of slipped verterbrae reduction on clinical outcomes, radiographic outcomes, and complication rate. Patients w...
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