Predominant Leg Pain Is Associated With Better Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis: Results From the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT).

Nov 16, 2011 by

Pearson A, Blood E, Lurie J, Abdu W, Sengupta D, Frymoyer JW, Weinstein J.

Spine.  2011; 36: 219-229.

PMID: 21124260

This post hoc analysis from the SPORT study compared two-year outcomes of stenosis patients (both with and without spondylolisthesis) stratified by predominant pain location. Patients with predominant leg pain were most likely to show improvement, especially if treated surgically. This study provides a useful insight for pre-operative counseling.

web: http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2011&issue=02010&article=00007&type=abstract

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