Minimally Invasive Versus Open Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Blood Loss, Surgical Complications, and Hospital Course.

@article{Patel2015MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally Invasive Versus Open Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Blood Loss, Surgical Complications, and Hospital Course.},
  author={Amar Arun Patel and Matthew Zfass-Mendez and Nathan H Lebwohl and Michael S. Y. Wang and Barth A. Green and Allan D Levi and Steven Vanni and Seth Williams},
  journal={The Iowa orthopaedic journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={130-4}
}
BACKGROUND Perioperative blood loss is a frequent concern in spine surgery and often necessitates the use of allogeneic transfusion. Minimally invasive technique (MIS) is an option that minimizes surgical trauma and therefore intra-operative bleeding. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the blood loss, surgical complications, and duration of inpatient hospitalization in patients undergoing open posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF), open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with PLF, or… CONTINUE READING