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Fusion for chronic low back pain. Treatment effects, complications and cost-effectiveness. The Swedish lumbar spine study


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Title: Fusion for chronic low back pain. Treatment effects, complications and cost-effectiveness. The Swedish lumbar spine study
Authors: Fritzell, Peter 1948-
Issue Date: 2002
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Orthopaedics
Avdelningen för ortopedi
Date of Defence: 2002-05-31
Disputation: Aulan, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset / SS, kl. 09.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Abstract: Chronic low back pain is rarely fatal or completely cured but constitutes a considerable suffering from those afflicted by it. When conservative treatment fails, lumbar fusion may occasionally be performed in order to reduce pain and decrease disability. Surgical intervention in this patient category is however controversial, and the efficiency is questioned. With the primary objective to compare lumbar fusion with non-surgical treatment in patients with CLBP using a valid scientific approach, t... more
ISBN: 91-628-5281-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15589
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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