Title

Effect of Advanced Age in Subjective Surgical Outcome of Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2005

Publication Title

Southern Medical Journal

DOI

10.1097/01.SMJ.0000161753.31008.F0

Abstract

Spine surgeons are often challenged by the treatment of elderly patients with degenerative spinal disease. We conducted a telephone survey of patients treated in our department to estimate the possible effect of age in surgical outcome.