Poor efficacy of secondary surgery after failed total disc replacement or ALIF surgery
Patient selection for lumbar arthroplasty and arthrodesis: The effect of revision surgery in a controlled, multicenter, randomized studyJ Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jan;8(1):13-6.
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322 patients who were part of the CHARITE investigational device exemption in need of lumbar surgery were divided into 6 groups to compare clinical outcomes of each treatment. The groups were: A) anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) without reoperation, B) ALIF with 360 degrees fusion, C) arthroplasty without reoperation (randomized), D) arthroplasty followed by posterior lumbar fixation (rando...
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