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2020 Apr 01

J Orthop Surg Res



Persistent postoperative pain and healthcare costs associated with instrumented and non-instrumented spinal surgery: a case-control study.


Weir S, Samnaliev M, Kuo T-C, Tierney TS, Manca A, Taylor RS, Bruce J, Eldabe S, Cumming D
J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Apr 01; 15(1):127.
PMID: 32238173.


To compare rates of persistent postoperative pain (PPP) after lumbar spine surgery-commonly known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-and healthcare costs for instrumented lumbar spinal fusion versus decompression/discectomy.