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2021 Apr 22

Spine Deform

Single-level fusion without decompression for high-grade spondylolithesis in adolescents: a novel surgical strategy.


There is no consensus on the optimal surgical treatment for high-grade spondylolisthesis (HGS) in adolescents. The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic and clinical outcomes of a novel surgical approach to HGS consisting of a single-level anterior reduction, placement of a lordotic cage, and circumferential fixation without decompression.