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A comparison of modern-era anterior lumbar interbody fusion and minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at the lumbosacral junction – Lumbar Fusion

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This article compares the outcomes of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for treating degenerative pathologies at the lumbosacral junction. The study analyzed radiographic and clinical parameters, as well as patient-reported outcome scores, for patients who underwent single-level ALIF or MIS TLIF at L5-S1. The results showed that ALIF resulted in significantly greater increases in segmental lordosis, L5-S1 disc angle, and neuroforaminal height compared to TLIF. However, improvements in clinical parameters and reoperation rates were similar between the two techniques. The study suggests that ALIF may be a more effective method for achieving arthrodesis at the lumbosacral junction

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CONCLUSIONS: When treating patients at a single segment across the lumbosacral junction, ALIF resulted in significantly greater increases in segmental lordosis, L5-S1 disc angle, and neuroforaminal height compared with MIS TLIF. Improvements in clinical parameters and reoperation rates were similar between the 2 techniques.

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2023 Jul 28:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2023.5.SPINE221224. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Interbody fusion is the primary method for achieving arthrodesis across the lumbosacral junction in the setting of degenerative pathologies, such as spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. Two common techniques are anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). In recent years,

J Neurosurg Spine. 2023 Jul 28:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2023.5.SPINE221224. Online ahead of print.

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OBJECTIVE: Interbody fusion is the primary method for achieving arthrodesis across the lumbosacral junction in the setting of degenerative pathologies, such as spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. Two common techniques are anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). In recent years, interbody design and technology have advanced, and most earlier studies comparing ALIF and TLIF did not specifically assess the lumbosacral junction. This study compared changes in radiographic and clinical parameters between patients undergoing modern-era single-level ALIF and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) TLIF at L5-S1.

METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent single-segment L5-S1 ALIF or MIS TLIF performed by the senior authors over a 6-year interval (January 1, 2016-November 30, 2021) were retrospectively reviewed. Upright radiographs were used to determine pre- and postoperative lumbar lordosis, segmental lordosis, disc angle, and neuroforaminal height. Improvements in patient-reported outcome scores (Oswestry Disability Index and SF-36) were also compared.

RESULTS: Overall, 108 patients (58 [54%] men, 50 [46%] women; mean [SD] age 57.6 [13.5] years) were included in the study. ALIF was performed in 49 patients, and TLIF was performed in 59 patients. The most common treatment indications were spondylolisthesis (50%, 54/108) and spondylosis (46%, 50/108). The cohorts did not differ in terms of intraoperative (p > 0.99) or postoperative (p = 0.73) complication rates. The mean (SD) hospital length of stay was significantly shorter for patients undergoing TLIF than ALIF (1.3 [0.6] days vs 2.0 [1.4] days, p < 0.001). Both techniques significantly improved L5-S1 segmental lordosis, disc angle, and neuroforaminal height (p ≤ 0.008). ALIF versus TLIF significantly increased mean [SD] segmental lordosis (12.5° [7.3°] vs 2.0° [5.7°], p < 0.001), disc angle (14.8° [5.5°] vs 3.0° [6.1°], p < 0.001), and neuroforaminal height (4.5 [4.6] mm vs 2.4 [3.0] mm, p = 0.008). Improvements in patient-reported outcome parameters and reoperation rates were similar between cohorts.

CONCLUSIONS: When treating patients at a single segment across the lumbosacral junction, ALIF resulted in significantly greater increases in segmental lordosis, L5-S1 disc angle, and neuroforaminal height compared with MIS TLIF. Improvements in clinical parameters and reoperation rates were similar between the 2 techniques.

PMID:37548527 | DOI:10.3171/2023.5.SPINE221224

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2023 Jul 28:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2023.5.SPINE221224. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Interbody fusion is the primary method for achieving arthrodesis across the lumbosacral junction in the setting of degenerative pathologies, such as spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. Two common techniques are anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). In recent years

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