Replacement of vertebral lamina (laminoplasty) in surgery for lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis. A prospective clinical study.

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BACKGROUND The use of lamina as a graft for fusion in isthmic lumbar spondylolisthesis (LIS) is not known. In the present prospective clinical study, we used the laminoplasty technique and reported on its outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHOD Twenty cases that have been operated in our clinic due to G1 and G2 ISL between February 2003 and December 2006 were… (More)

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