Incidence and prevalence of surgery at segments adjacent to a previous posterior lumbar arthrodesis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT Adjacent segment disease (ASD) after lumbar spinal fusion has been an important reason behind the development of nonfusion stabilization technology. However, the incidence, prevalence, and factors contributing to adjacent segment degeneration in the lumbar spine remain unclear. A range of prevalence rates for ASD have been reported in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2010.09.026

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