Late results of removal of the loose posterior element (Gill's operation) in the treatment of lytic lumbar spondylolisthesis.

@article{Osterman1976LateRO,
  title={Late results of removal of the loose posterior element (Gill's operation) in the treatment of lytic lumbar spondylolisthesis.},
  author={Kalevi Osterman and Torsten Lindholm and Luc Laurent},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1976},
  volume={117},
  pages={121-8}
}
This study presents the late results of the Gill operation for the treatment of lytic lumbar spondylolisthesis in 75 patients. The observation time ranged for 5 to 20 years, averaging 12 years. Primary results were excellent, good or fair in 83 per cent at the end of 1 year. However, the figures dropped to 75 per cent when the cases were evaluated 5 or more years after operation. The worsening of the results during the observation time seems to depend on the degeneration of the intervertebral… CONTINUE READING
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