Spinal fusion for chronic low back pain: systematic review on the accuracy of tests for patient selection.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT Spinal fusion is a common but controversial treatment for chronic low back pain (LBP) with outcomes similar to those of programmed conservative care. To improve the results of fusion, tests for patient selection are used in clinical practice. PURPOSE To determine the prognostic accuracy of tests for patient selection that are currently… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.10.001

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