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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9129
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Interspinous spacers versus PLIF in treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal diseases


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

Interspinous spacers versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spinal diseases: a meta-analysis of prospective studies

Int Orthop. 2016 Jun;40(6):1135-42

Contributing Authors: Y Cai J Luo J Huang C Lian H Zhou H Yao P Su

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Synopsis

10 studies including 5 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 5 prospective trials were included in this meta-analysis to compare the safety and effectiveness of interspinous spacers and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in the treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar spinal diseases. Findings indicated no significant differences between treatment groups for pooled complication rates...

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