Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Surgical treatment results in improved pain and function
Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative SpondylolisthesisN Engl J Med. 2007 May 31;356(22):2257-70
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607 patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis were enrolled in The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) which included both a randomized cohort as well as an observational cohort. In the randomized cohort, patients were randomized to receive either standard posterior decompressive laminectomy (surgical procedure) or non-surgical treatment for this condition. Those in the observational ...
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