Spinal fusion in the United States: analysis of trends from 1998 to 2008.

@article{Rajaee2012SpinalFI,
  title={Spinal fusion in the United States: analysis of trends from 1998 to 2008.},
  author={Sean S Rajaee and Hyun Bae and Linda Kanim and Rick Delamarter},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          67-76
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Epidemiological study using national administrative data. OBJECTIVE To provide a complete analysis of national trends in spinal fusion from 1998 to 2008 and compare with trends in laminectomy, hip replacement, knee arthroplasty, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and coronary artery bypass graft. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies have reported a rapid increase in volume of spinal fusions in the United States prior to 2001, but limited reports exist beyond… CONTINUE READING

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