Evidence-Based Recommendations for Spine Surgery

Charles G. Fisher, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Alpesh A. Patel, Peter G. Whang, Ken C. Thomas, John Chi, Kishore Mulpuri, Srinivas K. Prasad

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Abstract

This next issue of Evidence-Based Recommendations for Spine Surgery examines six articles that seek to address pressing and relevant issues in contemporary spine surgery. These articles explore the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid during lumbar surgery, the utility of post-operative MRI after spinal decompression surgery, the role of teriparatide for fusion support in osteoporotic patients, sagittal spinopelvic alignment in adults, the comparative effectiveness of lumbar disk arthroplasty and prognostic factors for satisfaction after lumbar decompression surgery. These important publications are examined rigorously - both clinically and methodologically - and recommendations regarding impact on clinical practice are provided.Level of Evidence: N/A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-859
Number of pages9
JournalSpine
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2020

Keywords

  • Wakayama study
  • evidence-based recommendations
  • lumbar disk arthroplasty
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • lumbar total disk replacement
  • osteoporosis-associated lumbar degenerative disease
  • postoperative spinal imaging
  • spine-pelvic alignment
  • teriparatide
  • tranexamic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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