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Surgical management of chronic low back pain

Jeremy Fairbank

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003006

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Surgical management of chronic low back pain

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A very small proportion of back pain patients respond to surgical treatment

Patient selection is poorly defined

The rationale of treatment ranges from immobilization (fusion) to claimed restoration of normal movement (disc replacement and flexible fixation).

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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