Indications for Lumbar Fusions

November 26, 2013

Successful patient outcomes in lumbar fusion surgery require the ability to identify conditions which have a realistic chance of improving symptoms through a technically well-performed procedure. The presenters outline indications, limitations and potential of fusion surgery, as well as review recent developments in the field.

Jens R. Chapman|,Jens R. Chapman, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Washington Paul A. Anderson|,Paul A. Anderson, M.D., associate professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Surgery, University of Wisconsin Carlo Bellabarba|,Carlo Bellabarba, M.D., associate professor, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; chief, Orthopaedic Spine Service, Harborview Medical Center Sohail K. Mirza|,Sohail K. Mirza, M.D., associate professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine; joint associate professor, Neurological surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine Robert Molinari|Major ,Robert Molinari, U.S. Army, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington Julie York|,Julie York, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Loyola School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois