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A recent study evaluated the results of patients undergoing spinal fusion and discovered that most surgical outcomes varied significantly between each of the five surgical indication groups studied. However, all observed groups showed clear improvements to their health-related quality of life.
The study followed 242 spinal fusion patients on a prospective longitudinal database. The patients were stratified into five groups depending on their surgical indication. 140 patients had degenerative spondylolisthesis, 39 had isthmic spondylolisthesis, 23 had spinal stenosis, 15 had disc pathology and 25 had postoperative conditions.
The results showed that the five groups had significantly different scores preoperatively in terms of health utility, disability, and the physical aspect of health-related quality of life.
The most significant health improvement measured on the Oswestry Disability Index (−27), physical component summary (13) and SF-6D (0.19) was from the 15 patients with disc pathology. However, all the other groups also saw improvements in their health and way of life during each 3-month follow-up over 2 years.
In conclusion, every participating group showed signs of improvement and benefited from the spinal fusion surgery, but more importantly saw sustained improvement over time. This emphasizes the importance of patient monitoring after spinal fusions surgery based on a patients surgical indication.
U.S. Minimally Invasive Spinal Implant Market
The newly-published iData report entitled “U.S. Market for Minimally Invasive Spinal Implants” includes segments for spinous process fixation, facet fixation, MIS interbody fusion, MIS pedicle screws and MIS sacroiliac joint fusion. The full report also includes detailed analyses of procedure numbers for each segment, as well as provides a comprehensive look at units sold, market value, forecasts, market shares, and success strategies of major players in each market and segment.
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Procedure number data is available from iData’s Procedure Tracker service, which allows subscribers to define and analyze procedure data segmented by State, region, hospital, surgery centre, and physician. A customizable dashboard sorts procedure data for further analysis and research.
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