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Titolo:
LUMBAR DISC SPACE HEIGHTS AFTER EXTERNAL FIXATION AND ANTERIOR INTERBODY FUSION - A PROSPECTIVE 2-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC RESULTS
Autore:
SOINI J;
Indirizzi:
INVALID FDN,ORPHOPAED HOSP SF-00280 HELSINKI FINLAND
Titolo Testata:
Journal of spinal disorders
fascicolo: 6, volume: 7, anno: 1994,
pagine: 487 - 494
SICI:
0895-0385(1994)7:6<487:LDSHAE>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
ANTERIOR INTERBODY FUSION; DISC HEIGHT; EXTERNAL FIXATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
NO
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Citazione:
J. Soini, "LUMBAR DISC SPACE HEIGHTS AFTER EXTERNAL FIXATION AND ANTERIOR INTERBODY FUSION - A PROSPECTIVE 2-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC RESULTS", Journal of spinal disorders, 7(6), 1994, pp. 487-494

Abstract

Forty-two consecutive patients with severe spine problems were testedby temporary external fixation of the lower lumbar spine. Twenty-nineexperienced marked relief of pain and were subjected to anterior interbody fusion. In 27 cases the scheduled clinical and radiographic 2-year follow-up could be completed. Disc height was measured on radiographs taken before the test, during the test with disc space distraction,after the anterior fusion, and 1 and 2 years postoperatively. The Oswestry disability score and the visual analog scale (VAS) for back and leg pain were also recorded. The 2-year clinical results were judged excellent in nine cases, good in ten, fair in three, and poor in five. Ten patients had a nonunion. Mean disc space height increased with external fixation and anterior interbody fusion but returned to the preoperative level during follow-up. These changes in disc space height didnot statistically correlate with the clinical results or the occurrence of nonunion. A statistically significantly better clinical outcome,however, was found in patients with solid fusion than in patients with nonunion.

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