Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion for low-back pain

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Dailey, Andrew T.
Other Author Resnick, Daniel K.; Choudhri, Tanvir F.; Groff, Michael W.; Khoo, Larry; Matz, Paul G.; Mummaneni, Praveen; Watters III, William C.; Wang, Jeffrey; Walters, Beverly C.; Hadley, Mark N.
Title Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion for low-back pain
Date 2005
Description Standard. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. 1) Pedicle screw fixation is recommended as a treatment option for patients with low-back pain treated with PLF who are at high risk for fusion failure because the use of pedicle screw fixation improves fusion success rates. 2) Pedicle screw fixation as a routine adjunct to PLF in the treatment of patients with chronic low-back pain due to DDD is not recommended because there is conflicting evidence regarding a beneficial effect of pedicle screw fixation on functional outcome, and there is consistent evidence that the use of pedicle screw fixation is associated with higher costs and complications.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 2
Issue 6
First Page 700
Last Page 706
Subject Fusion procedures; Degenerative disease; Lumbar spine; Pedicle screw fixation; Posterolateral fusion; Low-back pain
Subject LCSH Bone screws (Orthopedics); Lumbar vertebrae -- Surgery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Resnick, D. K., Choudhri, T. F., Dailey, A. T., Groff, M. W., Khoo, L., Matz, P. G., Mummaneni, P., Watters III, W. C., Wang, J., Walters, B. C., & Hadley, M. N. (2005). Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion for low-back pain. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2(6), 700-6.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n01r2s
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