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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:260 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #3569
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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral fixation versus bilateral fixation

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OrthoEvidence. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral fixation versus bilateral fixation. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):260. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/3569

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A prospective randomized controlled study comparing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion techniques for degenerative spondylolisthesis: unilateral pedicle screw and 1 cage versus bilateral pedicle screws and 2 cages

J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Aug;17(2):153-9. Epub 2012 Jun 15

Contributing Authors: Y Aoki M Yamagata Y Ikeda F Nakajima S Ohtori K Nakagawa A Nakajima T Toyone S Orita K Takahashi

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47 patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis were randomized to receive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with unilateral or bilateral fixation. The mean operative time and blood loss were significantly lower in the unilateral group than in the bilateral group. After a minimum of 2 years, there were no significant differences between the two groups in their intermittent claudication...

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