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Effectiveness of Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Spondy in the Octogenarian Population: Analysis of SPORT data (JBJS 2015)

Background: People are living longer, older population numbers are increasing and both stenosis and spondy are common it people over 60 yrs old. Can be treated with both operative and non-op means. Purpose: Determine whether surgery is an effective option for the tx of stenosis of the lumbar spine and degenerative spondy in octogenarian population. Materials/Methods: Patients in the SPORTS database –…

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Journal Club: JBJS 2015 – Operative compared with non-operative treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture without neurologic deficit

Wood KB, Buttermann GR, Phukan R, Harrod CC, Mehbod A, Shannon B, Bono CM,Harris MB. Operative compared with nonoperative treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture without neurological deficit: a prospective randomized study with follow-up at sixteen to twenty-two years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan7;97(1):3-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00226. PubMed PMID: 25568388. Background: Is some controversy over optimal management of neurologically…

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Spine Journal Club: Lumbar Disc Herniation

Led by Carter Cassidy, MD Papers: Atlas SJ, Keller RB, Wu YA, Deyo RA, Singer DE. Long-term outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of sciatica secondary to a lumbar disc herniation: 10 year results from the maine lumbar spine study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Apr 15;30(8):927-35. PubMed PMID: 15834338. Weber H. Lumbar disc herniation. A controlled, prospective study with…

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