Comparison of single-level L4–L5 versus L5–S1 lumbar disc replacement: results and prognostic factors

@article{Sinigaglia2009ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of single-level L4–L5 versus L5–S1 lumbar disc replacement: results and prognostic factors},
  author={Riccardo Sinigaglia and Albert Bundy and Sandro Costantini and Ugo Nena and Francesco M. Finocchiaro and Daniele A. Fabris Monterumici},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={52-63}
}
The aim of our prospective non-randomized clinical study was to analyze operative data, short-term results, safety, efficacy, complications, and prognostic factors for single-level total lumbar disc replacement (TLDR), and to compare results between different levels (L4–L5 vs. L5–S1). Thirty-six patients with single-level L4–L5 or L5–S1 TLDR, with 1-year minimum follow-up (FU), had complete clinical [SF36, visual analog scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)] and radiological data, and… CONTINUE READING
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