Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Early Adjacent Segment Add-On Surgery and End of Construct Revision Surgery after Multilevel Lumbar Lateral Interbody Fusion

Farshad M*, Farshad-Amacker NA, Aichmair A, Girardi FP, Sama AA, Cammisa FP and Hughes AP
Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine Surgery, New York, USA
Corresponding author : Mazda Farshad
Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine Surgery, New York, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 04, 2014 Accepted: July 09, 2014 Published: July 14, 2014
Citation: Farshad M, Farshad-Amacker NA, Aichmair A, Girardi FP, Sama AA, et al. (2014) Early Adjacent Segment Add-On Surgery and End of Construct Revision Surgery after Multilevel Lumbar Lateral Interbody Fusion. J Spine Neurosurg 3:6 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000161

Abstract

 Early Adjacent Segment Add-On Surgery and End of Construct Revision Surgery after Multilevel Lumbar Lateral Interbody Fusion

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) has become a common procedure to treat degeneration of lumbar segments with a reliable fusion rate. However, a solid fusion and therefore a stiff construct can create enhanced stresses at the adjacent segments, particularly in multi-level LLIF. The aim of this study was to find the rates for add-on surgery for adjacent segment degeneration after multi-level LLIF ending at L5 and to compare to the rate of revision surgery for pseudoarthrosis at the L5/S1 level in those fused bellow L5.

Keywords: Adjacent segment surgery; End of construct revision; Multilevel LLIF

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