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Similar outcomes for 2 types of minimally invasive spine surgery, study finds

Becker’s Spine Review reports on the findings of an HSS study led by spine surgeon and senior investigator, Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA, which found two minimally invasive spine surgeries – lumbar decompression surgery and lumbar spinal fusion – achieve similar short term outcomes.

Dr. Qureshi and researchers found no statistical difference in the amount of time patients needed to return to work after the procedures, and patients were able to stop opioid use within a week after surgery.

Read the full article at Beckersspine.com.

Additional coverage: HealthDay NewsSpinalnewsinternational.com, and Healio Orthopedics