Sumary of Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar fusion yields promising outcomes in older adults:
- Back to Healio SAN DIEGO — Older adults who undergo minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion have comparable pain, disability and quality of life outcomes with younger adults, according to a presenter.
- “However, elderly patients are often reluctant to undergo a spinal surgery based on the assumption that they may have a poorer recovery.
- ” Goh and colleagues retrospectively reviewed data for 120 patients who underwent a primary single-level MIS TLIF for degenerative spondylolisthesis.
- however, there were no differences between the cohorts in operative time, transfusions, complications or discharge disposition, Goh noted.