Predicting the risk of adjacent segment pathology after lumbar fusion: a systematic review.

@article{Lawrence2012PredictingTR,
  title={Predicting the risk of adjacent segment pathology after lumbar fusion: a systematic review.},
  author={Brandon D. Lawrence and Jeff Wang and Paul M. Arnold and Jeff Hermsmeyer and Daniel C. Norvell and Darrel Brodke},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 22 Suppl},
  pages={S123-32}
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review to define the incidence of clinical adjacent segment pathology (CASP) after lumbar fusion surgery and define potential risk factors for the development of CASP. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Concerns for the longevity of current arthrodesis constructs and the effects of arthrodesis on adjacent segments have received increasing attention during the past decade. There is a lack of precision regarding the terminology used to… CONTINUE READING
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