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This article provides a bibliometric analysis of the field of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), which is a surgical procedure for posterior lumbar fusion. The study retrieved and analyzed TLIF-related articles from the Web of Science to determine the research status and trends. The results showed that TLIF research has experienced exponential growth, with North America, Europe, and Asia being the main contributors. The USA and China were identified as the main contributors, with the USA being the global research center for TLIF. The research focus has shifted from perfecting the TLIF technique to emphasizing patient-centered care. The article concludes that TLIF and its derivative technologies have gained increasing attention, particularly in the field of patient-centered minimally invasive surgery

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S: With the advancement of medical technology and the popularization of minimally invasive concepts in recent years, TLIF and its derivative technologies have attracted increasing attention. Patient-centered minimally invasive surgery is a hot research topic in the field of TLIF currently and will continue to be so into the future.

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EFORT Open Rev. 2023 Dec 1;8(12):906-918. doi: 10.1530/EOR-23-0155.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a classic surgical procedure for posterior lumbar fusion. This study aims to analyze the TLIF field by bibliometric method and comprehensively summarize the research status and trends.METHODS: All TLIF-related articles were retrieved from the Web of Science. The data were analyzed,

EFORT Open Rev. 2023 Dec 1;8(12):906-918. two: 10.1530/EOR-23-0155.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a classic surgical procedure for posterior lumbar fusion. This study aims to analyze the TLIF field by bibliometric method and comprehensively summarize the research status and trends.

METHODS: All TLIF-related articles were retrieved from the Web of Science. The data were analyzed using R software and SPSS to calculate corresponding indicators. Visualizations were drawn using VOSviewer and Scimago Graphica, including country, institution, journal, author, and keywords.

RESULTS: A total of 919 articles were included. The annual publication volume of TLIF-related articles presented an exponential growth. North America, Europe, and Asia were the main sources of articles, with the USA and China being the main contributors and the USA being the global research center for TLIF. The level of the national economy was an important factor affecting TLIF-related research. The highest number of contributions in this field was made by Kern Singh among authors and by Rush University among institutions. The European Spine Journal was the most influential journal. The research focus has gradually shifted from perfecting the TLIF technique toward emphasizing the patient level. The improvement of minimally invasive techniques and how to improve clinical outcomes as well as accelerate postoperative rehabilitation of patients may be the hot spot of future research.

S: With the advancement of medical technology and the popularization of minimally invasive concepts in recent years, TLIF and its derivative technologies have attracted increasing attention. Patient-centered minimally invasive surgery is a hot research topic in the field of TLIF currently and will continue to be so into the future.

PMID:38038386 | DOI:10.1530/EOR-23-0155

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Bibliometric analysis of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: research status, trends, and future directions

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EFORT Open Rev. 2023 Dec 1;8(12):906-918. doi: 10.1530/EOR-23-0155.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a classic surgical procedure for posterior lumbar fusion. This study aims to analyze the TLIF field by bibliometric method and comprehensively summarize the research status and trends.METHODS: All TLIF-related articles were retrieved from the Web of Science. The data were analyzed

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