Comparison of the results of spinal fusion for spondylolisthesis in patients who are instrumented with patients who are not.

@article{Chang1993ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the results of spinal fusion for spondylolisthesis in patients who are instrumented with patients who are not.},
  author={P C C Chang and Kang Hong Seow and Siew Kiang Tan},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={511-4}
}
Eighty-five patients who had surgery for spondylolisthesis were studied retrospectively both clinically and radiologically to determine if instrumentation lead to better fusion rates and clinical outcome. Degenerative spondylolisthesis accounted for 57 cases and patients who had instrumentation did have a better fusion rate and clinical outcome, with 60% of patients having complete relief from pain. In the group with isthmic spondylolisthesis (28 patients), there was also an improved fusion… CONTINUE READING

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