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co-investigator and assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and The Rothman Institute. "We also learned that surgery offers advantages over non-surgical treatment regardless of the duration of symptoms."

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Spine Injury in Seniors: Is Surgery For You?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the leading cause of spine surgery in patients over age 65. Spinal degeneration narrows the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord and nerves. Previous studies have demonstrated the benefit of surgery over non-surgical management of this condition, however, in these studies it was unclear what were the indications for surgery and largely unknown which patients select surgery.

The study unveiled today looked at 241 patients who underwent surgery and 115 who had non-operative care. Researchers found that patients who chose surgery tended to be:

  • Younger;
  • With more pain and more disability; and
  • Felt their symptoms were progressing.

"These results help complete the evaluation and treatment algorithm for patients with spinal stenosis. The findings will enhance the shared decision-making process by aiding physicians in counseling patients to help them choose the right treatment option," explained Mark F. Kurd, MD, lead author of the study and orthopaedic surgery resident, Thomas Jefferson University and The Rothman Institute.

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Vertebral Fractures: Surgical or Non-Surgical Care?

Vertebral compression fractures are one of the most frequent consequences of osteoporosis. They cause pain, disability and diminished quality of life. Current non-surgical treatment options involve pain medication, bed rest, physiotherapy and back bracing. However these options do not address the resulting vertebrae breakdown, height loss and other resulting problems.

Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure f

Contact: Lauren L. Pearson
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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