Spinal Stenosis Surgery Helps But Skip the Fusion

Analysis of 3 country surgery stats for spinal stenosis found a 77% one year response rate but no benefit from fusion.

Spine J. 2019 Jan;19(1):41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.05.028.
Lumbar spinal stenosis: comparison of surgical practice variation and clinical outcome in three national spine registries.
Lønne G et al

  • 10,890 cases which was a 77% response rate – that a large group for analysis
  • subject with spinal fusion arthrodesis had a prolonged hospital stay and no benefits vs those with no fusion.

Comment – getting a spinal stenosis op? – skip the fusion

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