Practice

Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) is a very large randomized trial with a concurrent observational cohort study that involved 13 spine centers in 11 US states. Part of the study compared the outcomes of surgery (decompressive laminectomy) with non-operative care for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. This study points out the possibility that surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis may not have long-term benefit past 4 years. 
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Practice News Highlights

SPORT and Spine: Long-term Outcomes of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Deadline Approaches

JAMA Study: Steroid Injection Not Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis

Interesting Results Found in Study on Cervical MRIs of Asymptomatic People

New White Paper: ICD-10 Testing for Small Practices




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