Spinal Disease

Lumbar Spinal Disease -Surgical Treatment-Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Decompression Without Fusion for Disc Herniation

Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Decompression Without Fusion for Disc Herniation

Surgical Dates: January 2, 2019 – December 26, 2019

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

Among patients undergoing lumbar decompression surgery without fusion to treat severe leg pain from a lumbar disc herniation, median duration of follow-up was 126 days after surgery. Among patients assessed using PROMIS, 44.4% reported clinically meaningful improvement in their Physical quality of life scores after surgery and 40.9% reported clinically meaningful improvement in their Mental scores. Among 307 patients reporting at least moderate depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 ≥ 10) at baseline, 15.3% noted clinically meaningful improvement in depressive symptoms and 73.9% were stable.