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Clinical outcomes of short rod technique in posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery: a minimum of 2-year follow-up – Lumbar Fusion

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A study published in Eur Spine J examined the clinical outcomes of a novel entry point for pedicle screws called the Short Rod Technique (SRT) in posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery. The researchers retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of 89 patients who received SRT and 109 patients who received PLIF surgery with regular entry points. They found that the SRT group had shorter wound and rod lengths, less intraoperative blood loss in patients with single and two segment fusions, fewer degenerations of the upper adjacent segment in single and three segment fusions, and less postoperative wound pain in two and three segment fusions. The study concluded that SRT is an effective technique with good clinical outcomes, especially for reducing upper adjacent segment degeneration in PLIF surgery. This study provides spinal surgeons with a new method for performing PLIF surgery

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: SRT has been validated as an effective technique with good clinical outcomes, especially for reducing the occurrence of upper ASD in PLIF surgery with a single segment and three segments. The present study provides spinal surgeons with a novel method for performing PLIF surgery.

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Eur Spine J. 2023 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-07950-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: We present for the first time a novel entry point of pedicle screws (Short Rod Technique, SRT), which can avoid superior facet violation and has been verified as a safe screw placement method. The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical,

Eur Spine J. 2023 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-07950-8. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: We present for the first time a novel entry point of pedicle screws (Short Rod Technique, SRT), which can avoid superior facet violation and has been verified as a safe screw placement method. The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical outcomes of SRT in posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery.

METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcomes of 89 patients who received SRT and 109 patients who received PLIF surgery with regular entry points of pedicle screws with a minimum of 2 years of follow-ups. Patients were divided into three groups according to the number of fusion segments, and the clinical outcomes of the three groups were compared.

RESULTS: The length of the wound and the length of rods were significantly shorter in the each SRT group. Less intraoperative blood loss was observed in the SRT group in patients with a single segment and two segments fusions, but not in three segments fusions. Fewer degenerations of the upper adjacent segment were observed in the SRT group in patients with a single segment and three segments fusions. In addition, less postoperative wound pain related to PLIF surgery was observed in the SRT group in patients with two and three segments fusions.

: SRT has been validated as an effective technique with good clinical outcomes, especially for reducing the occurrence of upper ASD in PLIF surgery with a single segment and three segments. The present study provides spinal surgeons with a novel method for performing PLIF surgery.

PMID:37934266 | DOI:10.1007/s00586-023-07950-8

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Clinical outcomes of short rod technique in posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery: a minimum of 2-year follow-up

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