Trends, major medical complications, and charges associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in older adults.

@article{Deyo2010TrendsMM,
  title={Trends, major medical complications, and charges associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in older adults.},
  author={Richard A. Deyo and Sohail K. Mirza and Brook I. Martin and William I Kreuter and David C Goodman and Jeffrey G. Jarvik},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={303 13},
  pages={1259-65}
}
CONTEXT In recent decades, the fastest growth in lumbar surgery occurred in older patients with spinal stenosis. Trials indicate that for selected patients, decompressive surgery offers an advantage over nonoperative treatment, but surgeons often recommend more invasive fusion procedures. Comorbidity is common in older patients, so benefits and risks must be carefully weighed in the choice of surgical procedure. OBJECTIVE To examine trends in use of different types of stenosis operations and… CONTINUE READING
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