Website estimates odds of spine surgery success

(Reuters Health) – Doctors in Washington state have developed a website designed to help people with back and leg pain predict whether spinal fusion will help their symptoms.Spinal fusion is surgery that locks two or more bones along the back so they can no longer flex separately. The website, https://becertain.shinyapps.io/lumbar_fusion_calculator/, calculates the odds of success, such as the likelihood of having minimal disability one year after surgery.The calculations are based on the record

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