Is surgery a viable treatment option for patients age 80+ with acute spinal conditions?

February 6th, 2015

 "This study demonstrates that surgery for the treatment of lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis provides significant benefit compared to nonoperative treatment in those patients over the age of 80," said lead study author Jeffrey A. Rihn, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

To read more about what Dr. Rihn has to say, please click here.

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