Trends in the surgical treatment of lumbar spine disease in the United States.

  title={Trends in the surgical treatment of lumbar spine disease in the United States.},
  author={William Pannell and David D Savin and Trevor P. Scott and Jeffrey C Wang and Michael David Daubs},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={15 8},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT There is a lack of agreement among spine surgeons as to the best surgical treatment modality for many degenerative lumbar diseases. Although there are many studies examining trends in spinal surgery, specific studies reporting the variations in surgical treatment in the United States for these diseases are lacking. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyze trends in lumbar spinal fusion methods for common lumbar pathologies in the United States. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING… CONTINUE READING
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