Future of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: NEJM Questions
Peter Försth, M.D in NEJM in a randomized, controlled trial, which included 247 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without degenerative spondylolisthesis, revealed no clinical benefit 2 years after surgery of adding fusion surgery to decompression surgery. As compared with decompression surgery alone, the more technically advanced procedure of decompression plus fusion was associated with higher costs but not with greater clinical benefits at 2 years.
Reference :Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine 2016 — A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Future of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: NEJM Questions Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, October 24, 2016 Rating: