Similar outcomes in TLIF & PLIF after instrumented reduction in isthmic spondylolisthesis
An RCT study comparing the clinical and radiological outcomes with the use of PLIF or TLIF after instrumented reduction in adult isthmic spondylolisthesisEur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1587-94
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73 adult patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomized to be treated with either the posterior lumbar interbody fusion technique (PLIF) or the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique. The purpose of this study was to compare the two methods in their clinical and radiographic outcomes over a 2-4 year follow-up. While results demonstrated significantly longer operative time...
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