Fusion rates improved with instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion versus uninstrumented
The comparison of instrumented and non-instrumented fusion in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis: a meta-analysisEur Spine J. 2014 Sep;23(9):1918-26
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Four randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis investigating the efficacy of instrumented and noninstrumented fusion in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Of primary concern was how these treatments compared in functional disability. Secondary outcomes included pain, patient-reported satisfaction, and fusion success. Analysis of data on functional disability revealed...
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