Tag: Length of Stay

The influence of obesity on the outcome of treatment of lumbar disc herniation: analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT).

Posted: January 26, 2017 at 7:26 am   /   Degenerative, General Spine

This publication by Rihn et al represents a retrospective analysis of data collected from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT).   As has been previously published describing the SPORT trial, participants were either randomized or placed in an observational cohort. This data presented was taken from the as-treated analysis and therefore the randomization effect was […]

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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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