The cost effectiveness of minimally invasive spine surgery in the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis: a comparison of transpsoas and open techniques.


University of Calgary Spine Program, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta , Canada, T2N 4N1. Electronic address: [Email]


Surgical treatment improves quality of life in patients with adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS). However, open ADS surgeries are complex, large magnitude operations associated with a high rate of complications. The lateral transpsoas interbody fusion technique is a less invasive alternative to open ADS surgery, but less invasive techniques tend to be more expensive. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the transpsoas technique for patients with ADS over a 12-month time horizon from a public payer perspective.


Cost,Degenerative scoliosis,Economic evaluation,Minimally invasive surgical procedures,Spinal fusion,Spine,Transpsoas,degenerative Scoliosis,

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