Perioperative and short-term advantages of mini-open approach for lumbar spinal fusion

@article{RodrguezVela2009PerioperativeAS,
  title={Perioperative and short-term advantages of mini-open approach for lumbar spinal fusion},
  author={Javier Rodr{\'i}guez-Vela and Antonio Lobo-Escolar and E. Joven-Aliaga and Antonio Herrera and Javier Vicente and Enrique Su{\~n}en and Antonio Loste and Antonio Tabuenca},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={1194-1201}
}
It has been widely reported a vascular and neurologic damage of the lumbar muscles produced in the classic posterior approach for lumbar spinal fusions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate a better clinical and functional outcome in the postoperative and short term in patients undergoing minimal invasive surgery (“mini-open”) for this lumbar spinal arthrodesis. We designed a prospective study with a 30 individuals cohort randomized in two groups, depending on the approach performed to… CONTINUE READING

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