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ACE Report #7223
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Clinical outcome improved similarly with uni- and bilaterally instrumented MIS TLIF


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

Unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw instrumentation for single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep;21(9):1612-6

Contributing Authors: X Shen H Zhang X Gu G Gu X Zhou S He

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Synopsis

65 patients diagnosed with degenerative lumbar spine disease were randomized to either unilateral or bilateral pedicle screw insertion in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). The purpose of this study primarily was to compare clinical outcomes between the two instrumentation techniques from 6-18 months postoperatively. Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Visual Ana...

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