Cost effectiveness of disc prosthesis in patients with chronic low back pain
Cost effectiveness of disc prosthesis versus lumbar fusion in patients with chronic low back pain: Randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-upEuro Spine Journal 2011; 20; 1001-1011
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152 patients who suffered from discogenic low back pain in one or two motion segments between L3 and S1 were randomized to receive either total disc replacement or instrumented lumbar fusion. The 2-year results of the study indicated that the mean cost per patient was not significant between the two groups; however, total disc replacement was significantly less costly to the health care system. In...
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