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Unilateral TLIF comparable to bilateral in two-level degenerative lumbar disorders


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

Unilateral versus bilateral instrumented transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in two-level degenerative lumbar disorders: a prospective randomised study

Int Orthop. 2014 Jan;38(1):111-6. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2026-y.

Contributing Authors: Z Kai S Wei Z Chang-Qing L Hua D Wei X You-Zhuan S Xiao-Jiang Z Jie

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Synopsis

68 patients with two-level degenerative lumbar disorders were randomized to receive treatment with unilateral or bilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Perioperative, clinical and radiographic outcomes were assessed and compared. Patients who received unilateral TLIF experienced less blood loss, shorter operative times, and had lower implant costs. Outcomes of leg and back pain, ...

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