Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 10 - 2020
The Outcome of Spinal Fusion is Similar in Women and Men
Vidyasagar Casikar1*, GS Ramaswamy2 and R Devendra3
1Consultant Neurosurgeon, Fellow Australian Medicolegal College, Australia
2Former Instruments Engineer, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
3Former Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Vidyasagar Casikar, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Fellow Australian Medicolegal College, Australia.
Received: June 18, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020




Abstract

Background: Spinal fusions (cervical and lumbar) are widely practised procedures to address problems related to pain. A large proportion of women suffer from back pain during pregnancy and often after the event. Neck pain is a less common problem. Surgeons who perform the fusions claim between to 60% to 90% success as far as relief of pain and return to the workforce is concerned. The evidence to this optimism in Australia is very sparse.

Method: This present study was conducted to analyse the problem in 1700 consecutive patients who had spinal surgery. In 318 incidents the outcome was clear. Others could not be followed due to privacy and legal issues. The statistical analysis was conducted.

Results: These indicated that the outcome of treated and untreated patients was the same. There was no particular benefit in the lumbar spinal fusion surgery. There was some improvement following micro-discectomy and cervical surgery.

Conclusion: There is no difference between surgical and non-surgical management of their problem. Cervical fusion and micro-discectomy have better outcomes. This conclusion has been reached by other workers as well. It is necessary for the stakeholders to take a serious view of these findings.

Keywords: Spinal Fusions; Cervical; Lumbar

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Citation: Vidyasagar Casikar., et al. “The Outcome of Spinal Fusion is Similar in Women and Men”. EC Gynaecology 9.10 (2020): 18-26.

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