Development and Validation of a Prediction Tool for Pain Reduction in Adult Patients Undergoing Elective Lumbar Spinal Fusion: a Multicentre Cohort Study

On average, 56% of patients report a clinically relevant reduction in pain after lumbar spinal fusion (LSF). Preoperatively identifying which patient will benefit from LSF is paramount to improve clinical decision making, expectation management and treatment selection. Therefore, this multicentre study aimed to develop and validate a clinical prediction tool for a clinically relevant reduction in pain 1 to 2 years after elective LSF. 

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American Academy of Pain Medicine