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ACE Report #6046
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Lumbar interbody fusion: Uni- & bilateral pedicle screw fixation similar in fusion rate


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

Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw fixation in lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis

Eur Spine J. 2014 Feb;23(2):395-403. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-3100-2. Epub 2013 Nov 22

Contributing Authors: W Ding Y Chen H Liu J Wang Z Zheng

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Synopsis

Five prospective controlled studies were included in this analysis of lumbar interbody fusion comparing unilateral and bilateral pedicle screw fixation in the treatment of degenerative lumbar disorders. The primary focus was to determine if there is a difference in fusion rate and complication rate between the two fixation methods. The results indicated that fusion and complication rates were simi...

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