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Statistical, but not clinically relevant, differences of TDR vs multidisciplinary rehab for cLBP


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Total disc replacement versus multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative discs: 8-year follow-up of a randomized controlled multicenter trial

Spine J. 2017 Oct;17(10):1480-1488

Contributing Authors: JI Brox C Hellum K Storheim LG Johnsen L Sandvik TK Solberg H Furunes JS Skouen E Franssen

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Synopsis

173 patients with chronic low back pain due to single-level lumbar degenerative disease were randomized to either total disc replacement or a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. Patients were followed up for 8 years after treatment for outcome on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), as well as pain, quality of life, occupational status, satisfaction, drug use, complications and additional ba...

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