Total disc replacement more effectively relieves low back pain compared to fusion
Five-year follow-up of total disc replacement compared to fusion: a randomized controlled trialEur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2288-95
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152 patients, aged 20 to 55 years, suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP) were randomized to compare the long-term efficacy of total disc replacement to lumbar spinal fusion, over 5 years. Patients were assessed using global assessment (GA) of back pain, VAS low back pain, disease-specific pain, disability measured by Oswestry Disability index (ODI), EQ-5D, SF-36, and VAS leg pain. The eviden...
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