Written by: Laura Dyrda
A new study published in Spine examines lateral lumbar interbody fusion in ambulatory surgery centers.
The study authors examined medical records for 70 consecutive patients with prospective data collection in a retrospective review. There were 40 inpatients and 30 outpatients examined in the study. The researchers were looking for patient selection criteria, with the average BMI at 29.6 and the average level operated on at L3-L4 for both groups.