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May 14, 2014
 
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Presented by: Anton Y. Jorgensen, MD and Howard S. An, MD
The patient is a 50-year-old male with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), on dialysis, and presents with a 10-year history of low back pain. He was a successful engineer. However, he had to go on disability starting two years ago due to progression of his symptoms. Jeffrey Goldstein, MD discusses the case.

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Severe Sagittal Imbalance and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in a Patient with Multiple Medical Comorbidities
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Peer Commentary by Lali Sekhon, MD
Standalone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Is Effective for Spinal Stenosis
"There are several studies that have reported on efficacy of using stand along LLIF," commented Charles A. Reitman, MD, Evidence Compilations and Analysis Chair of the North American Spine Society Board of Directors. "This is the first study to systematically look at revision rates, and therefore, is a contribution," said Dr. Reitman. Lali Sekhon, MD prefaces our summary article with his commentary.
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