Unilateral vs. bilateral pedicle screw fixation offer similar pain and functional outcomes
Unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw fixation of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF): a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsBMC Surg. 2014 Nov 6;14:87. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-14-87
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3 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review/meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw (PS) fixation of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) for the treatment for lumbar degenerative diseases. Pooled analyses revealed no significant differences in VAS-back pain, Oswestry Disability Index, fusion rate...
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