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Human Studies

2020 Sep 01

Acta Neurochir (Wien)

The dimensions of “failed back surgery syndrome”: what is behind a label?


Weigel R, Capelle H-H, Al-Afif S, Krauss JK
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Sep 01.
PMID: 32875358.


The term failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) has been criticized for being too unspecific and several studies have shown that a variety of conditions may underlie this label. The aims of the present study were to describe the specific symptoms and to investigate the primary and secondary underlying causes of FBSS in a contemporary series of patients who had lumbar spinal surgery before.