Minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar interbody fusion: a systematic review.

@article{Sidhu2014MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar interbody fusion: a systematic review.},
  author={Gursukhman D S Sidhu and Erik Henkelman and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Todd J. Albert and Alan S. Hilibrand and David Greg Anderson and Jeffrey A. Rihn},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 6},
  pages={1792-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although conventional open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (open PLIF) is efficacious in management of lumbar spinal instability, concerns exist regarding lengthy hospital stays, blood loss, and postoperative complications. Minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (MIS PLIF) may be able to address these concerns, but the research on this topic has not been systematically reviewed. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We performed a systematic review to determine whether MIS PLIF or… CONTINUE READING
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