Anterior exposure of the spine for removal of lumbar interbody devices and implants.

@article{Nguyen2006AnteriorEO,
  title={Anterior exposure of the spine for removal of lumbar interbody devices and implants.},
  author={H Nguyen and Behrooz A. Akbarnia and Bruce E van Dam and Kamshad Raiszadeh and Ramin Khamene Bagheri and Sarah K Canale and Ginelove Sylvain and Robert Barone and Gary Bench},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 21},
  pages={2449-53}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of a consecutive series of 14 patients operated on between March 1998 and April 2005. OBJECTIVES To report on patients having undergone revision lumbar surgery anteriorly to remove interbody devices placed anteriorly or posteriorly and to determine the incidence of associated complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The popularity of interbody lumbar surgery has grown in recent years. Consequently, the number of anterior revision procedures has increased… CONTINUE READING

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