Analysis of operative complications in a series of 471 anterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures.

@article{Sasso2005AnalysisOO,
  title={Analysis of operative complications in a series of 471 anterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures.},
  author={Rick C. Sasso and Natalie Best and Praveen V. Mummaneni and Thomas M Reilly and S. M. D. Javeed Hussain},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={670-4}
}
STUDY DESIGN This retrospective review compares the intraoperative and perioperative complications associated with the placement of threaded devices and nonthreaded devices used in anterior lumbar interbody fusions. OBJECTIVE Anterior lumbar interbody fusion is a common procedure performed with either a nonthreaded device, such as a femoral ring, or a threaded device, such as with a cage or a bone dowel. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Many studies have been done detailing the fusion rates and… CONTINUE READING