Comparison of posterolateral lumbar fusion and posterior lumbar interbody fusion for patients younger than 60 years with isthmic spondylolisthesis.

@article{Lee2014ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of posterolateral lumbar fusion and posterior lumbar interbody fusion for patients younger than 60 years with isthmic spondylolisthesis.},
  author={Gun Woo Lee and Sun-Mi Lee and Myun-Whan Ahn and Ho-Joong Kim and Jin S. Yeom},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 24},
  pages={E1475-80}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether single-level posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) or posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) was associated with better outcomes for patients 60 years or younger with isthmic spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although both PLF and PLIF are considered effective surgical treatments for isthmic spondylolisthesis, it is unknown which treatment leads to better outcomes. In addition, previous studies of the… CONTINUE READING
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