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Lumbar Fusion Compared With Conservative Treatment in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: a Meta-analysis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Turku University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2013
Last updated: November 27, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  • To determine the effect size of lumbar fusion measured by Oswestry Disability Index and compared with conservative treatment in patients with chronic low back pain.
  • Meta-analysis using fixed effect model synthesis method.
  • Included studies were retrieved from Medline and Cochrane CENTRAL databases since 1990.

Comparison Between Effectiveness of Lumbar Fusion and Conservative Treatment

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by Turku University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Oswestry Disability Index [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 666
Study Start Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Lumbar fusion group
Conservative treatment group


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
People with chronic low back pain due to degenerative spinal conditions

Inclusion Criteria:

  • controlled randomized or non-randomized studies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01780194

Sponsors and Collaborators
Turku University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mikhail Saltychev, PhD Turku University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Turku University Hospital Identifier: NCT01780194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FUSION_META_TYH_2013 
Study First Received: January 29, 2013
Last Updated: November 27, 2013
Health Authority: Finland: Turku University Hospital processed this record on October 21, 2016