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ACE Report #6013
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Lumbar spondylolisthesis: Low/moderate-quality evidence suggests PLIF is superior to PLF

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A systematic review with meta-analysis of posterior interbody fusion versus posterolateral fusion in lumbar spondylolisthesis

Eur Spine J. 2014 Jan;23(1):43-56. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2880-8. Epub 2013 Jun 30.

Contributing Authors: X Liu Y Wang G Qiu X Weng B Yu

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This systematic review/ meta-analysis was comprised of four RCTs and five comparative observational studies (520 patients), and was conducted to compare the efficacy of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) versus posterolateral fusion (PLF) for the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Low-/moderate-quality evidence suggested favourable outcomes with PLIF compared to PLF in terms of clinical ...

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