In the era of recombinant BMP, does additional anterior stabilization add value to a posterolateral fusion?

@inproceedings{Dhoke2012InTE,
  title={In the era of recombinant BMP, does additional anterior stabilization add value to a posterolateral fusion?},
  author={Priyesh Dhoke and Ben Goss and Satyen S Mehta and Sanela Stanojevic and Richard Williams},
  booktitle={Evidence-based spine-care journal},
  year={2012}
}
STUDY DESIGN  Retrospective cohort study. Clinical question or objective: Is there a benefit to additional transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) if a solid posterolateral (PL) fusion can be achieved with routine bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) use in low-grade spondylolisthesis? METHODS  We performed a retrospective review of patients who had undergone surgery for grade I or II lumbar spondylolisthesis stratified into two groups. Group 1 had 46 patients who underwent TLIF along with… CONTINUE READING

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