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JOURNAL ARTICLE
MULTICENTER STUDY
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Single- versus multilevel fusion for single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis and multilevel lumbar stenosis: four-year results of the spine patient outcomes research trial

Yossi Smorgick, Daniel K Park, Kevin C Baker, Jon D Lurie, Tor D Tosteson, Wenyan Zhao, Harry N Herkowitz, Jeffrey S Fischgrund, James N Weinstein
Spine 2013 May 1, 38 (10): 797-805
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STUDY DESIGN: A subanalysis study.

OBJECTIVE: To compare surgical outcomes and complications of multilevel decompression and single-level fusion with multilevel decompression and multilevel fusion for patients with multilevel lumbar stenosis and single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS).

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In patients with DS who are treated surgically, decompression and fusion provide a better clinical outcome than decompression alone. Surgical treatment for multilevel lumbar stenosis and DS typically includes decompression and fusion of the spondylolisthesis segment and decompression with or without fusion for the other stenotic segments. To date, no study has compared the results of these 2 surgical options for single-level DS with multilevel stenosis.

METHODS: The results from a multicenter randomized and observational study, the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial comparing multilevel decompression and single-level fusion and multilevel decompression and multilevel fusion for spinal stenosis with spondylolisthesis, were analyzed. The primary outcome measures were the bodily pain and physical function scales of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form General Health Survey (SF-36) and the modified Oswestry Disability Index at 1, 2, 3, and 4 years postoperatively. Secondary analysis consisted of stenosis bothersomeness index, low back pain bothersomeness, leg pain, patient satisfaction, and self-rated progress.

RESULTS: Overall, 207 patients were enrolled for the study, 130 had multlilevel decompression with 1 level fusion and 77 patients had multilevel decompression and multilevel fusion. For all primary and secondary outcome measures, there were no statistically significant differences in surgical outcomes between the 2 surgical techniques. However, operative time and intraoperative blood loss were significantly higher in the multilevel fusion group.

CONCLUSION: Decompression and single-level fusion and decompression and multilevel fusion provide similar outcomes in patients with multilevel lumbar stenosis and single-level DS.

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