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ACE Report #8885
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ISASS 2016: Robot-assisted vs. freehand pedicle screw fixation may be more accurate & safe

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Robot-assisted vs. Freehand Pedicle Screw Fixation in the Lumbar Spine - A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial – A Perspective for Early Radiological and Perioperative Outcomes

Contributing Authors: HJ Kim

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


78 patients with degenerative lumbar disc disease were randomized to either a robot-assisted minimally invasive instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion (Rom-PLIF) or the conventional open approach (Cop-PLIF). The object of this study was to compare the two approaches in their accuracy and safety. Findings indicated that robot-assisted pedicle screw insertion for minimally invasive surgical ...

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