5-year follow-up show less infection rate and muscle damage by MIS spondylodesis in very obese patients (BMI > 35)

T. Pfandlsteiner, K. Seidel & C. Wimmer
Objective: Obesity and degenerative lumbar scoliosis is often combined with muscular insufficiency. Muscle damage during operation is a problem in obese patients. Muscle weakness and infection rate of the percutaneous minimal invasive stabilization (MIS group II) versus the open stabilization (group[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]