Five-year outcomes of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a matched-pair comparison study.

@article{Seng2013FiveyearOO,
  title={Five-year outcomes of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a matched-pair comparison study.},
  author={Chusheng Seng and M Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui and Kenneth Pak Leung Wong and Karen Zhang and William S Yeo and Seang Beng Tan and Wai-Mun Yue},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 23},
  pages={2049-55}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE To compare midterm clinical and radiological outcomes of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Open TLIF is a proven technique to achieve fusion in symptomatic spinal deformities and instabilities. The possible advantages of MIS TLIF include reduced blood loss, less pain, and shorter hospitalization. To date, there is no published… CONTINUE READING