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Study Design Retrospective review.

Objective The purpose of this study was to determine the radiographic impact of a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) versus a cantilever TLIF technique on segmental lordosis, segmental coronal alignment, and disk height.

Methods A retrospective review was done of all patients undergoing TLIF procedures from 2006 to 2011 by three spine surgeons. Traditional TLIF versus cantilever TLIF results were compared, and radiographic outcomes were assessed.

Results One hundred one patients were included in the study. Patients undergoing the cantilever TLIF procedure had a significantly greater change in segmental lordosis and disk height compared with those who underwent the traditional procedure (p > 0.0001).

Conclusions The cantilever TLIF technique can lead to greater change in segmental lordosis based upon radiographic outcomes.

Source Citation

Rice, J. W., Sedney, C. L., Daffner, S. D., Arner, J. W., Emery, S. E., & France, J. C. (2015). Improvement of Segmental Lordosis in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Two Techniques. Global Spine Journal, 6(3), 229–233.



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