Resident learning curve for minimal-access transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in a military training program.

@article{Neal2010ResidentLC,
  title={Resident learning curve for minimal-access transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in a military training program.},
  author={Chris J. Neal and Michael K Rosner},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={E21}
}
OBJECT Minimal-access transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has gained popularity as a method of achieving interbody fusion via a posterior-only approach with the aim of minimizing injury to adjacent tissue. While many studies have reported successful outcomes, questions remain regarding the potential learning curve for successfully completing this procedure. The goal of this study, based on a single resident's experience at the only Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education… CONTINUE READING

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