Clinical Application of CT Navigation in treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Minimally Invasive Surgery - Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Objective: To explore the clinical effect of the application of CT navigation in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis with minimally invasive surgery - transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF).
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 30 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis who were continuously treated in linyi central hospital from May 2018 to March 2019.The patients were divided into two groups,15 patients treated with MIS-TLIF with the aid of CT navigation during the operation were included into an observation group. Another 15 patients were treated with open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion as the control group. The baseline information, including gender, age and course of disease, perioperative period and imaging conditions, and VAS and ODI scores of patients in the two groups were collected and analyzed.
Results: Fifteen patients were included into the observation group, including 9 male and 6 female patients with an average age of 52.60 ± 6.31 and a course of disease of 16.33 ± 6.00 months. The other 15 patients were included into the observation group, including seven male and eight female patients with an average age of 52.87 ± 7.38 and a course of disease of 19.13 ± 9.89 months. The difference in the gender, age and course of disease between the two groups had no statistical significance (P > 0.05). However, the difference in the duration of operation and intraoperative blood loss between the two groups had statistical significance (P< 0.05). There were no statistically significant differences in wound complications, neurological complications, preoperative slippage rate, postoperative slippage rate, slippage reduction rate and screw placement accuracy (P > 0.05). VAS scores of the two groups were statistically significant from six months after surgery (P < 0.01). There was no significant difference in ODI between the two groups at any time point (P >0.05). VAS and ODI scores were improved at each time point compared with those before surgery.
Conclusion: The minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar fusion performed with the aid of CT navigation during the operation shortens the duration of operation and the amount of bleeding, reduces the back pain, is beneficial to the early postoperative functional exercise, and speeds up the postoperative recovery.
How to cite this:
Sui RD, Wang CG, Zhang JC, Wang HT. Clinical Application of CT Navigation in treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Minimally Invasive Surgery - Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(5):935-940. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.5.2341
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