Impact of iliac crest bone graft harvesting on fusion rates and postoperative pain during instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion

Constantin Schizas, Dimitrios Triantafyllopoulos, Victor Kosmopoulos, Kosmas Stafylas

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the influence of bone harvesting on postoperative pain and fusion rates. Group 1 patients received iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) either alone or augmented with local bone. Group 2 received only local bone. No statistical significance was found in radiological union or in the Oswestry Disability Index scores. Visual Analogue Scale scores showed less pain in group 2. Logistic regression showed no correlation between residual pain and occurrence of fusion. Harvesting ICBG did not appear to increase fusion rates and no relation was found between radiological non-union and pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

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