To unlock this feature and to subscribe to our weekly evidence emails, please create a FREE orthoEvidence account.


Already Have an Account?

Visit our Evidence-Based Covid-19 Website and Stay Up to Date with the latest Research.
Vol:37 Issue:1 Number:3 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13593
Ace Report Cover Spine

Decompression Plus Fusion vs Without Fusion Not Superior for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

How to Cite

OrthoEvidence. Decompression Plus Fusion vs Without Fusion Not Superior for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. ACE Report. 2021;37(1):3. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The necessity or not of the addition of fusion to decompression for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis patients: A PRISMA compliant meta-analysis

Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Apr 9;100(14): e24775.

Contributing Authors:
J Wu J Zhang T Xu Y Pan B Cui W Wei Y Gao H Yu Q Huang XQ Long YF Zhou

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


Six randomized controlled trials containing a total of 650 lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing decompression plus lumbar fusion (n=375) to decompression alone (n=275). Pooled outcomes of interest included low back and leg pain improvement on the visual analogue scale (VAS), the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score, patient satisfaction, inc...

Ace Report Preview Image
CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.

For Reprints and Permissions, click here

Please Login or Join to leave comments.