Single-position spine surgery reduces complications, hospital stay, NuVasive study finds

Alan Condon -   Print  |

A NuVasive study published in The Spine Journal demonstrated that single-position spine surgery has significant advantages over open spinal fusion.

Benefits included fewer complications, less blood loss and reduced length of stay, NuVasive said in a Jan. 5 news release.

The study evaluated 390 patients who had anterior lumbar interbody fusion and/or lateral lumbar interbody fusion with bilateral percutaneous pedicle screw fixation between L2-S1. The single-position technique was used on 237 patients and a "flip" approach was used on 153 patients.

Single-position lateral surgery reduced operating time by more than three hours and decreased average hospital stay by two days, according to the study.

Click here for more information on the study.

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