Comparative study of laparoscopic L5–S1 fusion versus open mini-ALIF, with a minimum 2-year follow-up

@article{Chung2003ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of laparoscopic L5–S1 fusion versus open mini-ALIF, with a minimum 2-year follow-up},
  author={Sang Ki Chung and Sang Ho Lee and Sang Rak Lim and D Kim and Jee Soo Jang and Ki-Se Nam and Ho Yeon Lee},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={613-617}
}
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a widely accepted tool for management of painful degenerative disc disease. Recently, the modern laparoscopic surgical technique has been combined with ALIF procedure, with good early postoperative results being reported. However, the benefit of laparoscopic fusion is poorly defined compared with its open counterpart. This study aimed to compare perioperative parameters and minimum 2-year follow-up outcome for laparoscopic and open anterior surgical… CONTINUE READING

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