Instrumented posterolateral fusion – clinical and functional outcome in elderly patients

Stefan Endres
Background: Data on the clinical outcome after spinal fusion in the elderly patient are rare. Limitation of most studies were small population, evaluation of the perioperative complication rate and the radiographic assesment. Therefore the aim of the current study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients older than 75 years who underwent a spinal fusion procedure (instrumentation and posterolateral fusion) for degenerative spinal stenosis with instability. Methods: Elderly patients who underwent instrumented, posterolateral fusion...