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Spinal Fusion for Treatment of Degenerative Disease Affecting the Lumbar Spine

Technology Assessment Report

, MD, MHS, , MA, MD, , MD, MHSA, and , MD.

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The following report is a systematic review of the indications and outcomes of lumbar spinal fusion used for either degenerative disc disease (DDD) and/or facet degenerative disease (DJD), leading to axial or mechanical low back pain, instability of the spine (including spondylolisthesis), spinal stenosis (leading to radicular leg pain or neurogenic claudication), and combinations of these symptoms with special attention to data from older adult populations, particularly those over 65 years of age.

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Declarations of finacial, business and professional interests for each author are as follows: Dr. McCrory - Medical staff of Duke University Medical Center; Dr. Turner - Consultant to Depuy Spine; consultant to Integra Life Sciences; Dr. Patwardhan - None; Dr. Richardson - None

This draft evidence report/technology assessment is distributed solely for the purpose of peer review and discussion at the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee meeting. It has not been otherwise disseminated by AHRQ. It does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any AHRQ determination or policy.

Bookshelf ID: NBK299153PMID: 26065069

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