Long-term effect of posterolateral fusion in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis not sustained
The long-term effect of posterolateral fusion in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: A randomized controlled studySpine J. 2005 Jan-Feb;5(1):36-44.
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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...
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