J Clin Neurosci 2021 Mar 15;85:84-91. Epub 2021 Jan 15.
Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Jiefang Road 88, Hangzhou 310009, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:
Background: The aim of this study was to compare surgical trauma and radiographic and clinical outcomes of stand-alone and instrumented lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in the treatment of single-level low-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Methods: Ninety-five patients with single-level low-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis, who underwent stand-alone LLIF (stand-alone group, [n = 54]) or LLIF plus percutaneous posterior fixation (instrumented group, [n = 41]) were enrolled in this study. Operative time, intraoperative blood loss, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatine kinase (CK) levels, the length of postoperative bed rest time, and hospital stay were compared between the 2 groups. Read More