Risk factors for adjacent segment degeneration after PLIF.

@article{Okuda2004RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for adjacent segment degeneration after PLIF.},
  author={Shin'ya Okuda and Motoki Iwasaki and Akira Miyauchi and Hiroyuki Aono and Masahiro Morita and Tomio Yamamoto},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 14},
  pages={1535-40}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of 87 patients who underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) at L4-L5 for L4 degenerative spondylolisthesis. OBJECTIVE To clarify: 1) the correlation between radiologic degeneration of cranial adjacent segment and clinical results, 2) risk factors for radiologic degeneration of cranial adjacent segment, and 3) preoperative radiologic features of patients who underwent additional surgery with cranial adjacent segment degeneration. SUMMARY OF… CONTINUE READING