TLIF suggested to be not cost-effective compared to intrumented PLF in cLBP
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion vs. posterolateral instrumented fusion: cost-utility evaluation along side an RCT with a 2-year follow-upEur Spine J. 2014 May;23(5):1137-43. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3238-6. Epub 2014 Feb 21
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100 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to undergo either transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) or posterolateral fusion (PLF). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the cost-utility and cost-efficacy of TLIF relative to PLF. Data on primary health care costs, secondary health care costs, and production loss costs over the first 2 postoperative years were used fo...
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