A posterior decompression with an instrumented fusion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed for treating symptomatic spinal stenosis associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). However, some patients may benefit from a decompression alone, avoiding complications related to instrumentation and fusion. Objective: To identify the characteristics of patients with symptomatic DS who may be successfully treated with an isolated decompression.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology