Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

abstract

  • In nonrandomized as-treated comparisons with careful control for potentially confounding baseline factors, patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis treated surgically showed substantially greater improvement in pain and function during a period of 2 years than patients treated nonsurgically. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00000409 [ClinicalTrials.gov].).

publication date

  • May 31, 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2553804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMoa070302

PubMed ID

  • 17538085

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2257

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 356

number

  • 22