Questioning the Value of Fusion and Decompression Surgery as One

Apr 19, 2016

There are many misconceptions about adding fusion to decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. In this slideshow, we breakdown the new data on this surgery combo.

There are many misconceptions about adding fusion to decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. In this slideshow, we breakdown the new data on this surgery combo.

References:

Wilco C. Peul, M.D., Ph.D., and Wouter A. Moojen, M.D., Ph.D. “Fusion for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Safeguard or Superfluous Surgical Implant?” The New England Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1600955.

Peter Försth, M.D., Ph.D., Gylfi Ólafsson, M.Sc., et al. “A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis,” The New England Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1513721  

Zoher Ghogawala, M.D., James Dziura, Ph.D., et al. “Laminectomy plus Fusion versus Laminectomy Alone for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis,” The New England Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1508788   

 

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