Reoperation of decompression alone or decompression plus fusion surgeries for degenerative lumbar diseases: a systematic review

@article{Lang2018ReoperationOD,
  title={Reoperation of decompression alone or decompression plus fusion surgeries for degenerative lumbar diseases: a systematic review},
  author={Zhao Lang and Jing-sheng Li and Felix Yang and Yan Yu and Kamran Khan and Louis G Jenis and Thomas D. Cha and James D. Kang and Guoan Li},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-15}
}
The objective of this paper was to compare the reoperation rates, timing and causes between decompression alone and decompression plus fusion surgeries for degenerative lumbar diseases through a systematic review of the published data. A search of the literature was conducted on PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Collaboration Library. Reports that included reoperations after decompression alone and/or decompression plus fusion surgeries were selected using designed eligibility criteria… CONTINUE READING