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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8768
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Unilateral vs. bilateral pedicle screw fixation for short-segment lumbar spinal fusion


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw fixation in short-segment lumbar spinal fusion: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Int Orthop. 2016 Feb;40(2):355-64

Contributing Authors: Z Xin W Li

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Synopsis

11 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 756 patients were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of unilateral and bilateral pedicle screw fixation in short-segment lumbar spinal fusion. The findings of this meta-analysis indicated that there is moderate-quality evidence that fusion rates were comparable between unilateral...

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