Lateral lumbar interbody fusion: clinical and radiographic outcomes at 1 year: a preliminary report.

@article{Sharma2011LateralLI,
  title={Lateral lumbar interbody fusion: clinical and radiographic outcomes at 1 year: a preliminary report.},
  author={Amit K. Sharma and Christopher K. Kepler and Federico Pablo Girardi and Frank P. Cammisa and Russel C. Huang and Andrew Anthony Sama},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={242-50}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of patients' radiographs and charts. BACKGROUND The various methods of lumbar interbody fusion have been described in the literature. With the development of the lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) approach, a wider cage can be inserted in the intervertebral space without disrupting the anterior-posterior annulus or longitudinal ligament, with minimal danger to the retroperitoneal structures and the great vessels. There is a paucity of the literature on… CONTINUE READING
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