Minimum of 10-year follow-up of V-rod technique in lumbar spondylolysis

AbstractPurposeTo describe and analyze the use of the V-rod technique described by Gillet to repair spondylolysis in both early and late postoperative periods.MethodsPatients submitted to surgical correction of lumbar spondylolysis with a V-rod system were selected upon exclusion of adjacent disk degenerative changes and high-grade spondylolisthesis. A preoperative clinical (ODI and VAS) and radiological evaluation was performed, along with assessments on the early (clinical evaluation —up to 1 year) and late (clinical and radiological—at least 10 years) postoperative periods.ResultsTwenty-two patients were included, 21 with L5 spondylolysis. Fifty percent had grade I spondylolisthesis. A significant decrease in ODI and VAS was observed from pre- to early and late post-op evaluation (allp 
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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