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ACE Report #5450
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Minimally invasive TLIF in lumbar disorder: promising outcomes but high radiation exposure

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

Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence

Eur Spine J. 2013 Aug;22(8)

Contributing Authors: NF Tian YS Wu XL Zhang HZ Xu YL Chi FM Mao

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11 studies (n=785), which compared transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with minimally invasive TLIF (called MI-TLIF) in the treatment of degenerative lumbar disorders, were analyzed to determine which treatment yielded superior clinical and functional result. This meta-analysis demonstrated that MI-TLIF treatment is associated with decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and a tren...

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