Sublaminar wiring stabilization to prevent adjacent segment degeneration after lumbar spinal fusion

Abstract

Adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) is a complication of lumbar spinal fusion. There are some reports on the cause of this degeneration but none concerning its prevention. We performed sublaminar wiring stabilization to prevent ASD after posterolateral lumbar spinal fusion with instrumentation. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-008-0725-4

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