Effect of age on clinical and radiographic outcomes and adverse events following 1-level lumbar arthroplasty after a minimum 2-year follow-up.

By London Spine

Effect of age on clinical and radiographic outcomes and adverse events following 1-level lumbar arthroplasty after a minimum 2-year follow-up.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Feb;8(2):101-7

Authors: Guyer RD, Geisler FH, Blumenthal SL, McAfee PC, Mullin BB

Lumbar arthroplasty is approved in the US for the treatment of degenerative disc disease at 1 level in skeletally mature patients. However, a bias toward older patients (> 45 years of age) who are otherwise indicated for the procedure may exist. In this study, the clinical outcomes of patients from the Charité Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study were analyzed on the basis of patient age.

PMID: 18248280 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]