No added benefit of fusion to decompression for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis
A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal StenosisN Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 14;374(15):1413-23
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247 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without spondylolisthesis, were randomized to decompression plus fusion or decompression alone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes according to the Oswestry Disability Index, the National Swedish Register for Spine Surgery questionnaire, the Zurich Claudication Questionnaire, and the European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions (E...
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