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Table 2 Surgical and medical complications (PLF vs. IBF)

From: Instrumented Posterolateral fusion versus instrumented Interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar diseases in uremic patients under hemodialysis

Characteristic PLF
(N = 34)
IBF
(N = 45)
P values
Surgical (number, %) 7 (20.5%) 10 (22.2%) 0.562
screw malposition 2  
implant loosening 3 2  
wound dehiscence 2 1  
cage migration 2  
cage subsidence 4  
spondylitis 1  
Medical (number, %) 2 (5.8%) 3 (6.6%) 0.724
AV graft failure 1 1  
Hyperkalemia 2  
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding 1  
  1. PLF posterolateral fusion, IBF interbody fusion, AV arteriovenous