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Development of appropriateness criteria for the surgical treatment of symptomatic lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS).

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PURPOSE: Spine surgery rates are increasing worldwide. Treatment failures are often attributed to poor patient selection and inappropriate treatment, but for many spinal disorders there is little consensus on the precise indications for surgery. With an aging population, more patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) will present for surgery. The aim of this study was to develop criteria for the appropriateness of surgery in symptomatic LDS. METHODS: A systematic review was ca...

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10.1007/s00586-014-3284-0

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Journal:
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
Volume:
23
Issue:
9
Pages:
1903-1917
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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EISSN:
1432-0932
ISSN:
0940-6719
URN:
uuid:4513b420-2860-4a75-8025-377a9d2580fc
Source identifiers:
462987
Local pid:
pubs:462987

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