Techniques of lumbar-sacral spine fusion in spondylosis: systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Techniques of lumbar-sacral spine fusion in spondylosis: systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Spine Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 June 2011
Ricardo S.G., Umeta , Osmar, Avanzi
Background context: Spine fusions can be performed through different techniques and are used to treat a number of vertebral pathologies. However, there seems to be no consensus regarding which technique of fusion is best suited to treat each distinct spinal disease or group of diseases. Purpose: To study the effectiveness and complications of the different techniques used for spinal fusion in patients with lumbar spondylosis. Study design: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Sample: Randomized clinical studies comparing the most commonly performed surgical techniques for spine fusion in lumbar-sacral spondylosis, as well as those reporting patient outcome were selected. Outcome measures: Identify which technique, if any, presents the best clinical,…



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