Dr. Trang H. Nguyen Leads Study: Spinal Fusions Have Poor Outcomes for Workers’ Compensation Patients

By Laura Dyrda, Becker’s Spine Review

Trang H. Nguyen, MD, of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, recently led a study that showed that spinal fusions led to worst long-term outcomes in workers’ compensation patients, according to an article published in Spine.

Dr. Nguyen and co-authors identified 235 workers who underwent spinal fusion for low back pain from Ohio workers’ compensation data. Most of the patients had degenerative disc disease, herniated discs or nerve root disease. The workers’ compensation patient results were compared with the results of 725 patients who underwent nonsurgical treatment for back pain.

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