TOWARD OPTIMIZING DECOMPRESSIVE LAMINECTOMY OUTCOMES: LOOKING OUTSIDE THE SPINE
Debra K. Weiner
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October 2014 -
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The primary aim of this 6-site prospective cohort study is to develop algorithms usable in the clinical settingthat predict decompressive laminectomy (DL) outcomes (i.e., success vs. failure) in older adults with lumbarspinal stenosis (LSS), the most common indication for spine surgery in older patients. The clinical algorithmsdeveloped will be based primarily on factors outside of LSS that are important aging-related predictors of painand disability (e.g., hip osteoarthritis [OA], fibromyalgia...