Surgical outcomes of additional posterior lumbar interbody fusion for adjacent segment disease after single-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion

@article{Miwa2013SurgicalOO,
  title={Surgical outcomes of additional posterior lumbar interbody fusion for adjacent segment disease after single-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion},
  author={Toshitada Miwa and Hironobu Sakaura and Tomoya Yamashita and Shozo Suzuki and Tetsuo Ohwada},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={2864-2868}
}
Adjacent segment disease (ASD) is an increasing problematic complication following lumbar fusion surgeries. ASD requires appropriate treatment, although there are only few reports on surgery for ASD. This study aimed to clarify surgical outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for ASD. Medical charts of 18 patients who underwent the second (repeat) PLIF for ASD were retrospectively investigated (average follow-up, 40 [27–66] months). Modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA… CONTINUE READING
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