Subjective and Objective Outcome Measures in Spine Surgery.

Oliver Gautschi
Multiple factors are important for the functional and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment of patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD), both before and after surgical treatment. The surgeon’s experience and background as well as a detailed analysis of both intrinsic and environmental factors constitute the cornerstones of the pre-operative evaluation and help to determine the optimal surgical treatment, tailored to the individual patient requiring lumbar spine surgery (LSS). In the era of evidence-based...
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