Letter to the Editor: Transsacral axial interbody fusion

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  • 1 The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; 
  • 2 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; 
  • 3 Advanced Spine and Pain, Arlington, VA; 
  • 4 Texas Back Institute, Denton, TX; 
  • 5 Miller Scientific Consulting, Inc., Asheville, NC; 
  • 6 Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, Wilmington, NC
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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online March 14, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2013.11.SPINE13981.

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    Tobler WD, , Melgar MA, , Raley TJ, , Anand N, , Miller LE, & Nasca RJ: Clinical and radiographic outcomes with L4-S1 axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF) and posterior instrumentation: a multicenter study. Med Devices (Auckl) 6:155161, 2013

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    Erkan S, , Wu C, , Mehbod AA, , Hsu B, , Pahl DW, & Transfeldt EE: Biomechanical evaluation of a new AxiaLIF technique for two-level lumbar fusion. Eur Spine J 18:807814, 2009

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    Gerszten PC, , Tobler WD, & Nasca RJ: Retrospective analysis of L5-S1 axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF): a comparison with and without the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2. Spine J 11:10271032, 2011

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    Nagineni VV, , James AR, , Alimi M, , Hofstetter C, , Shin BJ, & Njoku I Jr, : Silicate-substituted calcium phosphate ceramic bone graft replacement for spinal fusion procedures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E1264E1272, 2012

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    Tobler WD, , Gerszten PC, , Bradley WD, , Raley TJ, , Nasca RJ, & Block JE: Minimally invasive axial presacral L5-S1 interbody fusion: two-year clinical and radiographic outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E1296E1301, 2011

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    Tobler WD, , Melgar MA, , Raley TJ, , Anand N, , Miller LE, & Nasca RJ: Clinical and radiographic outcomes with L4-S1 axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF) and posterior instrumentation: a multicenter study. Med Devices (Auckl) 6:155161, 2013

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