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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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From: May the midline lumbar interbody fusion (MIDLIF) prevent the early radiographic adjacent segment degeneration? A minimum 3-year follow-up comparative study of MIDLIF in L4/5 with cortical bone trajectory screw versus traditional pedicle screw fixation

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Radiological studies of a 75-year-old man with lumbar spinal stenosis after CBT-MIDLIF. ac Preoperative plain radiographic image and preoperative sagittal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Intervertebral space height (ISH): 14.67 mm, foraminal height (FH): 25.17 mm, foraminal width (FW): 9.98 mm, range of motion (ROM): 11.79°, lumbar lordosis (LL): 43.10°, sacral slope (SS): 36.60°, COBB 1: 8.30°, COBB 2: 18.32°, H 2/H 1: 3.18, and Pfirrmann classification of cephalic lumbar intervertebral disk: grade I. d, e Postoperative plain radiographic images at 6-month follow-up. fh Postoperative plain radiographic image and preoperative sagittal MRI scan at 38-month follow-up. ISH: 13.60 mm, FH: 24.78 mm, FW: 10.79 mm, ROM: 12.92°, LL: 55.4°, SS: 44.70°, COBB 1: 9.10°, COBB 2: 19.15°, H 2/H 1: 3.06, and Pfirrmann classification: grade I

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