Systematic Review of Outcomes Following 10-year Mark of Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) for Spinal Stenosis

Conclusion. Ten years after its inception, SPORT has made strides in standardization and optimization of treatment for spinal pathologies. SPORT has provided clinicians with insight about outcomes of surgical and nonoperative treatment of spinal stenosis. Results showed significantly greater improvement through 4 year follow up in those patients that received surgical treatment, however the difference between the surgical and nonsurgical groups diminished at 8 year follow up. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research
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