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Spine stabilization effective for patients under 65 years old: 3 findings

Minimally invasive interlaminar spine stabilizationis a safe and effective alternative to spinal fusionin patients under 65 years old, according to a HSS study presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

HSS investigators, led by Frank P. Cammisa, Jr., MD, compared the five-year outcomes of decompression surgery with interlaminar stabilization to decompression with posterior lumbar fusion in patients 65 years old and younger.

The researchers found beneficial outcomes in the spine stabilization group of patients when compared with the spine fusion group of patients.

Read the full article at Becker's Spine Review.