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ACE Report #6005
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Draw-back technique safe and effective in slip reduction for isthmic spondylolisthesis

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

Single segment of posterior lumbar interbody fusion for adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: reduction or fusion in situ

Eur Spine J. 2014 Jan;23(1):172-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2858-6. Epub 2013 Jun 14

Contributing Authors: XF Lian TS Hou JG Xu BF Zeng J Zhao XK Liu EZ Yang C Zhao

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94 adult patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomized to be treated with either conventional in situ posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or a draw-back technique, using pedicle screws to reduce vertebral slippage, combined with PLIF. The purpose was to determine the effect of slipped verterbrae reduction on clinical outcomes, radiographic outcomes, and complication rate. Patients w...

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