Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Clinical and Radiographic Outcome in Less Invasive Lumbar Fusion: XLIF at Two Year Follow-Up

Jody A Rodgers*, Edward J Gerber, Jeff A Lehmen and Blake W Rodgers
Spine Midwest, Inc., 200 St. Mary’s Plaza, Suite 301, Jefferson City, MO, USA
Corresponding author : Jody A. Rodgers, MD
FACS, Spine Midwest, Inc., 200 St. Mary’s Plaza, Suite 301, Jefferson City, MO, USA
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Received: October 23, 2012 Accepted: April 04, 2013 Published: April 08, 2013
Citation: Rodgers JA, Gerber EJ, Lehmen JA, Rodgers WB (2013) Clinical and Radiographic Outcome in Less Invasive Lumbar Fusion: XLIF at Two Year Follow-Up. J Spine Neurosurg 2:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000111

Abstract

Clinical and Radiographic Outcome in Less Invasive Lumbar Fusion: XLIF at Two Year Follow-Up

Much has been written recently in the medical and lay press about the relative benefits of less invasive therapeutic interventions. Despite the widespread acceptance of less invasive treatments in general surgery and orthopaedics as evidenced by the routine application of endoscopic gastrointestinal procedures and arthroscopic surgery of the joints, spine surgeons have, in general, been slower to adopt less invasive approaches to the treatment of spinal maladies.

Keywords: Lumbar fusion; Anterior; Lateral; Outcomes; Results

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