Surgical complications of posterior lumbar interbody fusion with total facetectomy in 251 patients.

@article{Okuda2006SurgicalCO,
  title={Surgical complications of posterior lumbar interbody fusion with total facetectomy in 251 patients.},
  author={Shin'ya Okuda and Akira Miyauchi and Takenori Oda and Takamitsu Haku and Tomio Yamamoto and Motoki Iwasaki},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={304-9}
}
OBJECT Previous studies of surgical complications associated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) are of limited value due to intrastudy variation in instrumentation and fusion techniques. The purpose of the present study was to examine rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications of PLIF using a large number of cases with uniform instrumentation and a uniform fusion technique. METHODS The authors reviewed the hospital records of 251 patients who underwent PLIF for… CONTINUE READING
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