Minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion via MAST Quadrant retractor versus open surgery: A prospective randomized clinical trial

  • Wang H
  • Lu F
  • Jiang J
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Background In recent years, a variety of minimally invasive lumbar surgery techniques have achieved desirable efficacy, but some dispute remains regarding the advantages over open surgery. This study aimed to compare minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion via MAST Quadrant retractor with open surgery in terms of perioperative factors, postoperative back muscle function, and 24-month postoperative follow-up results. Methods From September 2006 to June 2008, patients with single-level degenerative lumbar spine disease who were not responsive to conservative treatment were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomized to undergo either minimally invasive surgery (MIS, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion via MAST Quadrant retractor, 41 cases) or open surgery (improved transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, 38 cases). Results The MIS group had longer intraoperative fluoroscopy time than the open surgery group, and the open surgery group had significantly increased postoperative drainage volume and significantly prolonged postoperative recovery time compared with the MIS group (P

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  • *spine fusion
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Article
  • Clinical Article
  • Controlled Study
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Follow up
  • Functional Status
  • Human
  • Intermethod Comparison
  • Male
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Oswestry Disability Index
  • Outcome Assessment
  • Postoperative Period
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Prospective Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Spondylolisthesis/su [Surgery]
  • Surgical Approach
  • Visual Analog Scale
  • back muscle
  • comparative effectiveness
  • lumbar disk hernia/su [Surgery]
  • muscle function
  • muscle relaxation
  • retractor
  • surgical drainage
  • vertebral canal stenosis/su [Surgery]

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  • H L Wang

  • F Z Lu

  • J Y Jiang

  • X Ma

  • X L Xia

  • L X Wang

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