Indications and Pitfalls of Steffee VSP System with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Lurbar Degenerative Diseases
腰椎変性疾患に対するSteffee VSP systemおよび後方経路椎間固定(PLIF)の適応と限界

Koji Matsumoto, Toru Akiyama, Tamio Nishida, Kazuhide Uenoyama
1993 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
Fifteen patients were treated by posterior lumbar interbody fusion using the Steffee VSP system for degenerative lumbar spine lesions. They were evaluated independently with an average follow-up of 1 year. Fusion rates were 94 % (15/16). Anterior slipping was well reduced and the alignment was corrected. Acceptable clinical results were seen in most of the patients with low back and leg pain. However, several problems remain in the reduction and alignment-corrertion of lateral slip of the
more » ... spine. In addition, treatment of patients with osteoporosis or long term hemodialysis required careful surgical technique and extensive external fixation.
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.42.48 fatcat:5k5egpuqpfazhozdwp773mxp6m