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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(6): 557-561.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using BAK Cage for Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
Gun Choi, Ki Joon Kim, Sang Rak Lim, Sang Ho Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea. choigun@wooridul.co.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate the role of anterior lumbar interbody fusion in treatment of failed back surgery syndrome, the authors present a retrospectively analysis of the clinical & radiological results of anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
METHODS:
Between September 2000 and September 2001, twenty two patients underwent anterior lumbar interbody fusion for treatment of failed back surgery syndrome. We analyzed clinical & radiological changes. The mean follow-up period was 19 months.
RESULTS:
Overall satisfactory outcome was 90%. The mean VAS was changed from 8.3 to 3.7. The mean Oswestry Disability Index(%) was changed from 70 to 33. The fusion rate was 86%. There were 2 complications; wound infection, sympathetic dysfunction.
CONCLUSION:
We conclude that the anterior lumbar interbody fusion seems to be a safe and favorable method in treating selective patients with failed back surgery syndrome.
Key Words: Failed back surgery syndrome; Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
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