Effectiveness of surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the octogenarian population: analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) data.

@article{Rihn2015EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the octogenarian population: analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) data.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Rihn and Alan S. Hilibrand and Wenyan Zhao and Jon D N Lurie and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Todd J. Albert and James Weinstein},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2015},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={177-85}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether surgery is an effective option for the treatment of stenosis of the lumbar spine and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the octogenarian population. METHODS An as-treated analysis of patients with lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis enrolled in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) was performed. Patients who were at least eighty years of age (n = 105) were compared with those younger than eighty years (n… CONTINUE READING
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