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In this trial involving patients who underwent surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, most of whom had symptoms for more than a year, decompression alone was noninferior to decompression with instrumented fusion over a period of 2 years. Reoperation occurred somewhat more often in the decompression-alone group than in the fusion group1.


  1. [Austevoll, Ivar M., et al. "Decompression with or without fusion in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis." New England Journal of Medicine 385.6 (2021): 526-538.]( 10.1056/NEJMoa2100990)