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Similar outcomes in TLIF & PLIF after instrumented reduction in isthmic spondylolisthesis


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

An RCT study comparing the clinical and radiological outcomes with the use of PLIF or TLIF after instrumented reduction in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis

Eur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1587-94

Contributing Authors: EZ Yang JG Xu XK Liu GY Jin W Xiao BF Zeng XF Lian

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Synopsis

73 adult patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis were randomized to be treated with either the posterior lumbar interbody fusion technique (PLIF) or the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique. The purpose of this study was to compare the two methods in their clinical and radiographic outcomes over a 2-4 year follow-up. While results demonstrated significantly longer operative time...

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