Cost-Effectiveness for Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.


Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is significantly more cost-effective than nonsurgical management in patients who have failed to improve with a 6-week trial of nonsurgical management. Decompression plus fusion becomes more cost-effective compared with decompression alone at 2 years following surgery. Further study is needed to evaluate the most cost-effective fusion approach and augmentation strategy.


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