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Chronic LBP: No difference between lumbar fusion or cognitive intervention and exercises

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

No difference in 9-year outcome in CLBP patients randomized to lumbar fusion versus cognitive intervention and exercises

Eur Spine J. 2012 Dec;21(12):2531-8. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2382-0. Epub 2012 Jun 6

Contributing Authors: A Froholdt O Reikeraas I Holm A Keller JI Brox

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This study compared the 9-year outcome of 124 patients that were randomized to two different treatments. Patients with chronic low back pain received either instrumented lumbar fusion (one-third of these patients were re-operated) or cognitive intervention and exercises (one-third of these patients had been crossed over and operated). At the 9-year follow-up, no significant differences were produc...

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