Minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery reduces blood loss

06/9/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Minimally invasive procedures for spinal lumbar interbody fusion were linked to reduced blood loss, fewer transfusions and shorter hospital stays compared with traditional surgery, according to a study in The Spine Journal. The benefits of the minimally invasive procedure, however, were not seen when posterior decompression also was performed.

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