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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 926094, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using a Modified Distractor Handle: A Midterm Clinicoradiological Follow-Up Study

Department of Orthopedics, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 180 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 20032, China

Received 17 April 2013; Revised 30 June 2013; Accepted 1 August 2013

Academic Editor: Vijay K. Goel

Copyright © 2013 Abuduaini Rewuti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In current TLIF practice, the choice of the cage size is empirical and primarily depends on the case volume and experience of the surgeon. We used a self-made modified distractor handle in TLIF procedure with the goal of standardizing the intervertebral space tension and determining the proper cage size.