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ACE Report #4749
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Spondylolisthesis: posterior lumbar interbody fusion VS posterolateral lumbar fusion

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

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion versus posterolateral fusion with instrumentation in the treatment of low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis: midterm clinical outcomes

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr;14(4):488-96. doi: 10.3171/2010.11.SPINE10281. Epub 2011 Feb 11

Contributing Authors: AM Musluman A Yilmaz T Cansever H Cavusoglu I Colak HA Genc Y Aydin

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50 patients with low grade lumbar spondylolisthesis were randomized to undergo either posterior lumbar interbody fusion or posterolateral fusion, to compare the safety and efficacy of these treatment methods. Following radiographic and clinical evaluations over an average period of 3.3 years, the results indicated that posterior lumbar interbody fusion provided patients with better clinical scores...

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