The 25 most cited articles on lateral lumbar interbody fusion: short review.
Citation analysis; Lateral; Lateral lumbar interbody fusion; Lumbar; Spine
The lateral lumbar interbody fusion technique for lumbar arthrodesis is gaining popularity and being added as an option to traditional posterior and anterior approaches. In light of this, we analyzed the literature to identify the 25 most cited articles regarding lateral lumbar interbody fusion. The Thomson Reuters Web of Science was systematically searched to identify papers pertaining to lateral lumbar interbody fusion. The results were sorted in order to identify the top cited 25 articles. Statistical analysis was applied to determine metrics of interest, and observational studies were further classified. A search of all databases in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science identified 379 articles pertaining to lateral lumbar interbody fusion, with a total of 3800 citations. Of the 25 most cited articles, all were case series, reporting on a total of 2981 patients. These 25 articles were cited 2232 times in the literature and total citations per article ranged from 29 to 433. The oldest article was published in 2006, whereas the most recent article was published in 2015. The most cited article, by Ozgar et al., was cited 433 times, and the journal Spine published 7 of the 25 most cited articles. Herein, we report and analyze the 25 most cited articles on lateral lumbar interbody fusion, which include 25 cases series reporting a variety of data on a total of 2513 patients. Such data might assist in the design and interpretation of future studies pertaining to this topic.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Kolb, Bradley; Peterson, Catherine; Fadel, Hassan; Yilmaz, Emre; Waife, Kwame; Tubbs, R Shane; Rajah, Gary; Walker, Blake; Diaz, Vicki; and Moisi, Marc, "The 25 most cited articles on lateral lumbar interbody fusion: short review." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 2722.