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Costly fusion surgery the popular choice for spinal stenosis

Complex fusion is the fastest growing procedure for the management of lumbar spinal stenosis despite the lack of evidence for additional benefit over traditional decompression surgery. A study of all public and private hospital admissions for lumbar spinal stenosis in New South Wales between 2003 and 2013 identified 30,680 admissions resulting in 19,628 patients undergoing ...

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