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ACE Report #9325
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Benefits of navigation for TLIF included shorter incision, less blood loss, & shorter stay


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

Navigation Makes Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Less Invasive

Orthopedics. 2016 Sep 1;39(5):e857-62

Contributing Authors: Y Wang Y Hu H Liu C Li H Li X Yi

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Synopsis

40 patients with single-level degenerative lumbar disc disease who were scheduled for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) were randomized to undergo the procedure with or without the use of navigation technology. The purpose of this study was to compare perioperative outcomes, including incision length, intraoperative blood loss, operative time, postoperative blood loss, time to mobiliza...

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