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ACE Report #5742
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COA 2013: the use of ball-slide-type interbody distractors in spondylolisthesis surgery

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Application of ball-slide-type interbody distractor in posterior reduction and internal fixation for mid and high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis

Contributing Authors: Pengfei Li Xianhui Jin Wei Zhang Wenyuan Ding Qingsheng Zhang

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59 patients with mid to high grade isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the effectiveness of posterior reduction and internal fixation with ball-point slide-type interbody distractors to only posterior reduction and internal fixation. The results of the study indicated that radiographic outcomes were significantly better for those who received posterior re...

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