Slippage reduction of lumbar spondylolisthesis using percutaneous pedicle screw with reduction fixation system after interbody fusion: A comparison with traditional open fusion and pedicle screw fixation

This study included 65 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis, who underwent either open transpedicular screw fixation (OTPSF) with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) (OTPSF group, n = 33) or PPSF with reduction system (PPSFr group, n = 32) after PLIF. The slippage degree (SD); the intervertebral disc height (IDH); lumbar lordosis (LL); and segmental angle (SA) were measured on the follow-up simple lateral radiographs. For pain and functional assessment in patients, visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for low back pain and leg pain, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores were measured. SA (P 
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study evaluates the use of a crescent-shaped articulating expandable cage (Altera) for MIS TLIF. METHODS This is a retrospective review of 1- and 2-level MIS TLIF. Radiographic outcomes included differences in segmental and lumbar lordosis, disc height, evidence of fusion, and any endplate violations. Clinical outcomes included the numeric rating scale for leg and back pain and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) for low-back pain. RESULTS Thirty-nine patients underwent single-level MIS TLIF, and 5 underwent 2-level MIS TLIF. The mean age was 63.1 years, with 64% women. On average, spondylolisthesis was corrected by 4...
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Complete anatomic reduction and monosegmental fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis of Grade II and higher: use of the minimally invasive "rocking" technique. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E12 Authors: Rajakumar DV, Hari A, Krishna M, Sharma A, Reddy M Abstract OBJECTIVE Different surgical approaches have been described for treatment of spondylolisthesis, including in situ fusions, reductions of various degrees, and inclusion of healthy adjacent segments into the fusion construct. To the authors' knowledge, there are only sparse reports describing consistent complete reduction and monosegmen...
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lever slip reduction maneuver techniques using polyaxial screw and rod fixation system was simple and practicable. The treatment outcomes showed satisfactory radiographic characteristics and clinical results. The length of the incision was relatively small with a low intraoperative blood loss and short operation time.
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