Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Attempted meta-analysis of the literature.

  title={Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Attempted meta-analysis of the literature.},
  author={Judith Turner and Mary T Ersek and Lindsay Herron and Richard A. Deyo},
  volume={17 1},
A meta-analysis was undertaken to determine the effects of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis on pain and disability. Seventy-four journal articles met inclusion criteria and were independently reviewed by two readers. On average, 64% of patients treated surgically for lumbar spinal stenosis were reported to have good-to-excellent outcomes. However, there was wide variation across studies in the percentage with good outcomes. Few patient characteristics were found to predict outcome. Major… CONTINUE READING

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