alexa Effect of prior lumbar discectomy on outcome of lumbar fusion: a prospective analysis using the SF-36 measure.


Journal of Spine

Author(s): Glassman SD, Minkow RE, Dimar JR, Puno RM, Raque GH,

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Abstract This study prospectively measured patient-reported quality-of-life outcome in patients undergoing fusion for recurrent symptoms after prior discectomy. Analysis of SF-36 data revealed statistically significant improvement in physical function, social function, and bodily pain 1 year postoperatively. Analysis of variance revealed significant interactions based on worker's compensation, litigation status, educational level, and age. The results support the conclusion that the SF-36 is a useful and applicable tool for measuring patient perception and quality-of-life parameters after spinal surgery. SF-36 outcomes demonstrated a reasonable level of success for lumbar fusion in revision spine surgery, with the most significant improvements noted in the categories of pain, physical function, and social function.
This article was published in J Spinal Disord and referenced in Journal of Spine

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