Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion.

@article{Resnick2005GuidelinesFT,
  title={Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion.},
  author={Daniel K. Resnick and Tanvir F. Choudhri and Andrew T. Dailey and Michael W. Groff and Larry Khoo and Paul G. Matz and Praveen Mummaneni and William Charles Watters and Jeffrey C Wang and Beverly C. Walters and Mark N. Hadley},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={692-9}
}
The majority of reviewed medical evidence suggests that interbody techniques are associated with higher fusion rates compared with PLF when applied to patients with low-back pain due to DDD limited to one or two levels. The evidence is generally of poor quality and retrospective in nature. Conflicting evidence exists supporting the role of interbody graft placement for improvement of functional outcomes; however, there is no Class I or II evidence to suggest that the use of an interbody graft… CONTINUE READING

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