Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.N Engl J Med. 2021 Aug 5;385(6):526-538.
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Two hundred and sixty seven patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis were randomized to undergo decompression surgery (n=134) or decompression surgery with instrumented fusion (n=133). The primary outcome of interest was the percentage of patients achieving a reduction in score of 30% or greater from baseline to 2-year follow-up on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)...
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