Hybrid stabilization with rigid levels and “Topping-Off” for multi-level degenerative lumbar instabilities – Preliminary results of a series of 173 consecutive patients

Haiko Pape, Florian Ringel, Thomas Obermüller, Maria Wostrack, Dominique Kuhlen & Bernhard Meyer
Objective: Numerous patients need reoperation after initial lumbar stabilization due to progressive degeneration, e.g. adjacent level disease. A treatment strategy for patients with thoracolumbar instabilities was established at our department aiming to reduce the reoperation rate: Dorsal stabilization[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]