Consensus at last! Long-term results of all randomized controlled trials show that fusion is no better than non-operative care in improving pain and disability in chronic low back pain.
Mannion AF., Brox J-I., Fairbank JC.
Commentary On: Hedlund R, Johansson C, Hagg O, Fritzell P, Tullberg T. Swedish Lumbar Spine Study Group. The long-term outcome of lumbar fusion in the Swedish lumbar spine study. Spine J 2016;16:579-87 (in this issue).