Spine J 2022 02 6;22(2):286-295. Epub 2021 Sep 6.
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, 149 College Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada; Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada. Electronic address:
Background Context: Traditionally, a nonoperative approach has been favored for elderly patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis due to a perceived higher risk of morbidity with surgery. However, most studies have used an arbitrary age cut-off to define "elderly" and this research has yielded conflicting results.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of frailty on morbidity after surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis treated with a posterior approach. Read More