Revision surgery following operations for lumbar stenosis.

  title={Revision surgery following operations for lumbar stenosis.},
  author={Richard A. Deyo and Brook I. Martin and William I Kreuter and Jeffrey G. Jarvik and Heather Angier and Sohail K. Mirza},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={93 21},
BACKGROUND For carefully selected patients with lumbar stenosis, decompression surgery is more efficacious than nonoperative treatment. However, some patients undergo repeat surgery, often because of complications, the failure to achieve solid fusion following arthrodesis procedures, or persistent symptoms. We assessed the probability of repeat surgery following operations for the treatment of lumbar stenosis and examined its association with patient age, comorbidity, previous surgery, and the… CONTINUE READING