Letter to the Editor: Lumbar interbody fusion

Oheneba Boachie-Adjei M.D., Neel Anand M.D., Gary Fleischer M.D., Khaled Kabaish M.D., Miguel Melgar M.D., Ph.D., Richard Nasca M.D., and Thomas Raley M.D.
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  • 1 Weil Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York; 
  • 2 Spine Trauma Center, Los Angeles, California; 
  • 3 Spine and Brain Center of New England, Nashua, New Hampshire; 
  • 4 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 
  • 5 Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; 
  • 6 Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, Wilmington, North Carolina; 
  • 7 Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online January 11, 2013; DOI: 10.3171/2012.8.SPINE12776.

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