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ACE Report #10152
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AAOS2018: Electrical stimulation does not appear to significantly increase spinal fusion success

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Effect of Spinal Fusion Stimulators on Outcomes Following Fusion Procedures: A Meta- Analysis

Contributing Authors: K Singh AS Narain FY Hijji B Haws K Kudaravalli KH Yom DD Bohl

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Six randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis compare fusion rates between postoperative electrical stimulation and control following spinal fusion. The pooled results demonstrated no significant difference between electrical stimulation and control groups in fusion success.

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