Letter to the Editor

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

Authors: Vassilios Dimopoulos, MD, Kostas Fountas, MD, PhD, Mozaffar Kassam, MD, Carlos Feltes, MD, Robert Vogel, MD, Joe Sam Robinson, MD, FACS, Arthur Grigorian, MD


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.

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