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Does Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis need Fusion?

Conventional wisdom says  that patients with known spinal stenosis,  and associated spondylolisthesis should have fusion if having decompression surgery.  The often quoted 1991 paper from Herkowitz and Kurz identified a clinical advantage to perform lumbar fusion for patients undergoing laminectomy for spondylolisthesis with lumbar stenosis. Much research has been geared towards the types of fusions that would give […]