To fuse or not to fuse in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: do baseline symptoms help provide the answer?

To fuse or not to fuse in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: do baseline symptoms help... Our study indicated that LDS patients showed better patient - based outcome with instrumented fusion and decompression than with decompression alone, regardless of baseline symptoms. This may be due to the fact that the underlying slippage as the cause of the stenosis is better addressed with fusion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Spine Journal Springer Journals

To fuse or not to fuse in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: do baseline symptoms help provide the answer?

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurosurgery; Surgical Orthopedics
ISSN
0940-6719
eISSN
1432-0932
DOI
10.1007/s00586-011-1896-1
Publisher site
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Abstract

Our study indicated that LDS patients showed better patient - based outcome with instrumented fusion and decompression than with decompression alone, regardless of baseline symptoms. This may be due to the fact that the underlying slippage as the cause of the stenosis is better addressed with fusion.

Journal

European Spine JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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