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ACE Report #4668
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Instrumented posterior interbody fusion and posterolateral fusion for low-back pain

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

Meta-analysis of instrumented posterior interbody fusion versus instrumented posterolateral fusion in the lumbar spine

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Sep;15(3):295-310. doi: 10.3171/2011.4.SPINE10330. Epub 2011 May 27

Contributing Authors: ZJ Zhou FD Zhao XQ Fang X Zhao SW Fan

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This meta-analysis compared the effectiveness of instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion (iPLIF) versus instrumented posterolateral fusion (iPLF) in treating degenerative lumbar disease-related low-back pain (LBP). Nine studies (3 randomized controlled trials and 6 comparative studies) were identified for this analysis. The results revealed that both fusion techniques effectively and simila...

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