MIS TLIF with Expandable Cages – World Neurosurgery Paper

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of MIS TLIF with an expandable cage.



Key Points from the Article:

  1. Analyzed prospective clinical data from 50 patients (62 operative levels) treated with an expandable interbody spacer and posterior stabilization.

  2. Mean postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) back and leg pain scores and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores decreased significantly at 6, 12, and 24 months, compared to preoperative scores.

  3. Intervertebral disc height increased significantly following surgery and was maintained through 24 months.

  4. Post-operative radiographs showed no evidence of cage migration, subsidence, or collapse.