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Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Allograft and Plates

  • Tetsuo Ohwada
  • Tomio Yamamoto
  • Kazumasa Nose
  • Masahiro Inaoka
  • Masaaki Kakiuchi

Abstract

Since 1979, we have applied posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with autologous iliac bone grafts in fusion surgery for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS), spondylolytic spondylolisthesis (SO), prolapsed intervertebral disk (PID) with marked instability, and degenerative lumbar canal stenosis (LCS) with instability. In these conditions, decompression of all the involved neural elements and stabilization of the affected segments are indicated. PLIF is biomechanically the best fusion method available and also provides wide visualization of the neural elements posteriorly [1–3].

Keywords

Interbody Fusion Iliac Bone Bone Allograft Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuo Ohwada
  • Tomio Yamamoto
  • Kazumasa Nose
  • Masahiro Inaoka
    • 1
  • Masaaki Kakiuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka Koseinenkin HospitalFukushima-ku, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka Police HospitalOsakaJapan

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