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Physical Therapy After Lumbar Spinal Fusion is Necessary to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Mombell, Kyle MD*; Perry, Nicholas MD*; Wade, Sean M. MD; Fredericks, Donald MD; Glassman, David MD*; Morrissey, Patrick MD*

doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000707

*Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC

The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Patrick Morrissey, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134 (e-mail:

Received August 9, 2018

Accepted August 15, 2018

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