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Surgery for adult spinal deformity results in a significant increase of quality adjusted life years

October 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Compared with nonsurgical treatment, patients who underwent surgery to treat adult spinal deformity had a significant increase of quality-adjusted life years at 1, 2 and 3 years post-surgery, according to a speaker here.

Health-related quality of life outcomes and how they are affected by surgery have been researched before, but little is understood on how surgery affects quality-adjusted life years in patients opting for surgery, Justin K. Scheer, BS, said at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting.

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