Posterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior elements as chip grafts

J. W. Simmons

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The advantages of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) have been enumerated over the past 40 years. A surgical technique of PLIF, with use of posterior elements cut into small corticocancellous chips measuring 2-4 mm as graft material, has distinct advantages. The PLIF technique with autogenous chip grafts on 113 patients treated between 1974 and 1980 produced as high as 79% objectively good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
VolumeNO. 193
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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