Surgical treatment of adjacent instability after lumbar spine fusion.

  title={Surgical treatment of adjacent instability after lumbar spine fusion.},
  author={Wen-Jer Chen and Po Liang Lai and C. C. Niu and Liang Chen and T S Fu and Christopher B Wong},
  volume={26 22},
STUDY DESIGN This study is a retrospective review of 39 patients with previous instrumented lumbar fusion who underwent secondary spine surgery for lumbar adjacent instability. To the authors' knowledge, this is the largest study of surgical treatment of lumbar adjacent instability in the literature to date. OBJECT This study evaluated the feasibility of adjacent instability treated with medial facetectomy, fusion with autologous bone grafting, and pedicle screw instrumentation. SUMMARY OF… CONTINUE READING
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