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January 27, 2023

Eur Spine J


Decompression alone versus decompression with fusion in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Gadjradj P S, Basilious M, Goldberg JL, Sommer F, Navarro-Ramirez R, Mykolajtchuk C, Ng AZ, Medary B, Hussain I, Härtl R
Eur Spine J. 2023 Jan 06.
PMID: 36609887.


Surgical decompression is standard care in the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis, but there remains controversy over the benefits of adding fusion. The persistent lack of consensus on this matter and the availability of new data warrants a contemporary systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.