Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: 8 to 10 Year Results from the Maine Lumbar Spine Study.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Atlas SJ, Keller RB, Wu YA, Deyo RA, Singer DE.

Spine. 2005; 30: 936-943.

PMID: 15834339

This prospective observational cohort study tracked 105 stenosis patients for at least eight years following surgical or non-operative treatment. Although the measured outcomes favored surgery for four years, the benefits over nonoperative therapy disappeared by ten years. This study provides the best long-term clinical results of surgery for stenosis.

web: http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2005&issue=04150&article=00017&type=abstract

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