SPORT supports surgical treatment for spondylolisthesis

By Annie Hayashi

Pain relief, functional improvements continue at 4 years

Two years ago, results from the Spine Patients Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) study showed that surgical treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis and associated spinal stenosis resulted in greater short-term improvements than nonsurgical treatment. A recent review of the data at the 4-year mark supported that conclusion.

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