Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis associated low-back and leg pain over two years.

@article{Parker2012CosteffectivenessOM,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis associated low-back and leg pain over two years.},
  author={Scott L. Parker and Owoicho Adogwa and Ali Bydon and Joseph W. Cheng and Matthew J. McGirt},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 1-2},
  pages={178-84}
}
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) for lumbar spondylolisthesis allows for surgical treatment of back and leg pain while theoretically minimizing tissue injury and accelerating overall recovery. Although the authors of previous studies have demonstrated shorter length of hospital stay and reduced blood loss with MIS versus open-TLIF, short- and long-term outcomes have been similar. No studies to date have evaluated the comprehensive health care costs… CONTINUE READING

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