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STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To identify whether there is an advantage to instrumented or noninstrumented spinal fusion over decompression alone for patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The operative management of degenerative spondylolisthesis includes spinal decompression with or without(More)
BACKGROUND Posterolateral fusion (PF) is a common method by which to achieve fusion in lumbar spine surgery. It has been reported that posterior interbody fusion (PIF) yields a higher fusion rate and a better functional and clinical outcome. Our objective was to determine whether PIF improves the clinical and radiologic outcomes in adults surgically treated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Single-center review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVES To document anatomic lung volume and thoracic parameter changes in early-onset scoliosis patients undergoing rib-based (RB), or spine-based (SB) distraction surgical treatment who were too young to perform pulmonary function tests. METHODS Twenty patients undergoing(More)
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