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Does Surgically Managed Grade I Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Require Fusion?

Pisano, Alfred J. MD*; Butler, Joseph S. MD, PhD; Sebastian, Arjun MD; Wagner, Scott C. MD*; Wanderman, Nathan MD

doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000684

*Department of Orthopaedics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Department of Orthopaedics, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of Navy, Department of Defense, or US Government. The authors are employees of the United States government. This work was prepared as part of their official duties and as such, there is no copyright to be transferred.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Alfred J. Pisano, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, 2711 Ordway St NW Apt 211, Washington, DC 20008 (e-mail:

Received May 23, 2018

Accepted June 6, 2018

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