ACE Report #3928
Ace Report Cover Spine

Long-term effect of posterolateral fusion in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis not sustained

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

The long-term effect of posterolateral fusion in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: A randomized controlled study

Spine J. 2005 Jan-Feb;5(1):36-44.

Contributing Authors: Per Ekman Hans Moller Rune Hedlund

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


111 patients with adult lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomized to undergo either a 1-year exercise program, a posterolateral fusion without pedicle screw instrumentation, or a posterolateral fusion with pedicle screw instrumentation. The results of the study suggested that posterolateral fusion with and without pedicle screw instrumentation achieved significantly better clinical outcomes...

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.


Please Login or Join to leave comments.