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New guidelines on lumbar spine fusion procedures

Experts in the spine surgery community have banded together to evaluate the recent literature on lumbar spine fusion procedures and to publish up-to-date evidence-based recommendations on their use. [s]Science Daily[/s] reports that the updated guidelines replace the first set of guidelines published in 2005. The authors said: ‘These guidelines are not intended to provide rigid treatment algorithms. Instead, it is hoped that this update will … provide the a foundation to formulate an appropriate individualised treatment plan for a given patient.’

[link url=http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140701091456.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_health+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Health+News%29]Full Science Daily report[/link]
[link url=http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14190]Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine guidelines[/link]

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