Extreme lateral approach to the spine in degenerative and post traumatic lumbar diseases: Selection process, Results and complications

Matteo Formica, Pedro Berjano, Luca Cavagnaro, Andrea Zanirato, Andrea Piazzolla, Carlo Formica

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Abstract

Purpose of the study The aim of this study is to describe clinical and radiological outcomes as well as accompanying complications in a series of consecutive lateral transpsoas approaches (XLIF).Materials and methods A retrospective study of 39 patients treated for degenerative and post-traumatic lumbar diseases was carried out. Functional status, leg and back pain and radiological outcomes were evaluated pre and post-operatively using the Oswestry disability index score (ODI) visual analog scales (VAS) and X-ray studies.Results Mean follow-up was 16 months (range 12–24 months). Mean improvement in back and leg pain on VAS was 6.08 (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S684-S692
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Degenerative lumbar disease
  • Interbody fusion
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Transpsoas approach
  • XLIF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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