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Orthop Clin North Am. 1998 Oct;29(4):859-69.

Clinical outcome after fusion of the thoracic or lumbar spine in the adult patient.

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Leatherman Spine Fellow, Spine Institute for Special Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.


This article highlights those disease processes for which fusion is used most frequently in the adult. Although the focus is on clinical outcome after fusion, the indications and natural history of the process itself are also briefly discussed to provide a comparative basis on which outcomes may be judged.

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