BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Comparing Miniopen and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Interbody Fusion in Single-Level Lumbar Degeneration

Table 2

Results and complications of each approach method.

Traditional open T LIFMiniopen TLIFMinimally invasive TLIF

Mean VAS (pain score) on second day after surgery7.52.82.5
Hospital stay (day)10.26.35.8
Postoperative infection: number (percentage)2 (1.6%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
CSF leakage: number (percentage)3 (5%)5 (0.6%)0 (0%)