Patient Selection for Stabilization of Multisegmental Spondylosis

  • Walter Dick
  • Heinz Widmer
  • Vincent J. Leone


Multilevel degenerative lumbar spine disease is one of the most difficult problems in lumbar spine surgery. We all know of patients with poor outcomes after surgery performed in an attempt to relieve pain. Too often we discover that the wrong intervention has been performed. We also recognize the functional and long-term disadvantages of multisegmental lumbar fusions [1], especially when they include the lumbosacral junction or induce a flatback [2].


Lumbar Spine Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Disk Herniation Lumbar Fusion Lumbar Spine Surgery 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Dick
  • Heinz Widmer
  • Vincent J. Leone
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic DepartmentUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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