Tag: Internal Fixators

Surgery for spinal stenosis: long-term reoperation rates, health care cost, and impact of instrumentation.

Posted: May 5, 2016 at 8:18 am   /   Degenerative

There has been a significant increase in the rates of spinal fusion in the past 15 years in the United States. This study attempted to identify the efficacy and costs associated with this trend. This study by Lad et al provided a retrospective cohort analysis of a population that underwent spinal stenosis surgery between 2002 […]

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A prospective, randomized study of lumbar fusion. Preliminary results.

Posted: December 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm   /   Degenerative

This¬† randomized study published in 1993 was one of the first to compare instrumentation to no instrumentation using the prospective approach.¬† One hundred and twenty four patients were included in this study who underwent surgery for a degenerative lumbar condition that included isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis with spinal stenosis and repair […]

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