volume 29, issue 3, P358-361 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.987216
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Andrea Perera, Anjum Qureshi, John Edward Brecknell

Abstract: MSF for TLBFs is associated with shorter operative times than SSF. Strong trends are also demonstrated to quicker mobilisation, and lower opiate use. These advantages of a shorter construct length may result in cost saving and echo the advantages claimed by others for reducing spinal exposure in minimally invasive spinal surgery.