Spinal Disease

Lumbar Spinal Disease -Surgical Treatment-Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Decompression With Fusion for Spinal Stenosis

Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Decompression With Fusion for Spinal Stenosis

Surgical Dates: January 2, 2019 – December 19, 2019

PHQ-9 = Patient Health Questionnaire, PROMIS = Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

Among patients undergoing lumbar decompression with fusion for symptomatic spinal stenosis, median duration of follow-up was 146 days after surgery. Among patients assessed using PROMIS, 41.6% noted clinically meaningful improvement in their Physical quality of life scores and 32% noted clinically meaningful improvement in their Mental scores. Among 117 patients reporting at least moderate depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 ≥ 10) at baseline, 13.6% noted clinically meaningful improvement in depressive symptoms and 78.6% were stable.