Posterolateral versus interbody fusion in isthmic spondylolisthesis: functional results in 52 cases with a minimum follow-up of 6 years.

@article{Dehoux2004PosterolateralVI,
  title={Posterolateral versus interbody fusion in isthmic spondylolisthesis: functional results in 52 cases with a minimum follow-up of 6 years.},
  author={Emile Dehoux and Ely{\`e}s Fourati and Karim Madi and B Byra Reddy and Philippe Segal},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={578-82}
}
Posterolateral fusion has long been considered the "gold standard" technique for surgical treatment of adult spondylolisthesis. Superior results have subsequently been reported with interbody fusion with cages and posterior instrumentation. The goal of this prospective study was to compare the two techniques regarding their clinical outcomes and fusion rates. Fifty-two patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis were operated by the same surgeon. One group (25 patients) had decompression and… CONTINUE READING

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