Quantitative MRI comparison of multifidus muscle degeneration in thoracolumbar fractures treated with open and minimally invasive approach

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Gilbert, F.; Heintel, T. M.; Jakubietz, M. G.; Köstler, H.; Sebald, C.; Meffert, R. H.; Weng, A. M.;

Abstract Background Minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation has less approach-related morbidity than open screw placement and is allegedly less traumatizing on paravertebral muscles, as there is no requirement to mobilize and retract the adjacent muscle portion. The a... View more
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