Clinical and radiological relationship between posterior lumbar interbody fusion and posterolateral lumbar fusion.

@article{Lidar2005ClinicalAR,
  title={Clinical and radiological relationship between posterior lumbar interbody fusion and posterolateral lumbar fusion.},
  author={Zvi Lidar and Andrew D. M. Beaumont and Jason Lifshutz and Dennis J. Maiman},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={
          303-8; discussion 308
        }
}
BACKGROUND Posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) is the most popular technique for stabilizing the lumbar spine. Biomechanically, PLF decreases segmental motion in the posterior column, which presumably reduces facet joint pain. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) may decompress nerve roots by distracting the collapsed disc space, and achieving optimal fusion in relation to load-bearing capacity. The purpose of the study was to examine the role of interbody fixation vs pedicle fixation in… CONTINUE READING
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