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Orthopedics & Traumatology
Eleven patients with thoracic and lumbar tuberculosis were treated by anterior debridement and fusion combined posterior instrumentation. A one-stage surgery was done on seven patients and a two-stage surgery on four patients. Posterior instruments included seven ISOLA, three Luque rods with sublaminar wiring, and one Spine system. The average range of anterior fusion was 2.4 segments and that of the posterior fixation was 3.8 segments. Seven patients presented paraparesis before surgery anddoi:10.5035/nishiseisai.49.819 fatcat:bs2cramt6rflteyad7loq7alri