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Influence of Frailty on Life Expectancy in Octogenarians After Lumbar Spine Surgery

 Hyun-Jun Jang  ;  Dong-Kyu Chin  ;  Jeong-Yoon Park  ;  Sung-Uk Kuh  ;  Keun-Su Kim  ;  Yong-Eun Cho  ;  Kyung-Hyun Kim 
 NEUROSPINE, Vol.18(2) : 303-310, 2021-06 
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Frailty ; Lumbar spine surgery ; Mortality ; Octogenarians ; Short-term outcome
Objective: Many studies have reported positive surgical outcomes and decreased mortality after spine surgery in the elderly population, including patients between 85 and 90 years of age. Here, in addition to patient age, we investigated the influence of frailty on short and long-term mortality in octogenarians after lumbar surgery.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 162 patients over 80 years of age who underwent posterior lumbar fusion or decompressive laminectomy between January 2011 and September 2016. We examined patient survival and modified frailty index (mFI) from medical records.

Results: By October 2019, 29 of 162 patients had expired (follow-up period: 1-105 months). Three-month mortality was 1.9%, and 1-year mortality was 4.9%. Frailty did not affect long-term survival at 1 year but was associated with 3-month mortality (p = 0.024).

Conclusion: There was no relationship in long-term survival according to frailty in patients 80 years of age or older, but a difference was identified in short-term mortality. When making a surgical decision for lumbar spine surgery in frail patients over 80 years of age, surgeons should pay attention to the short-term prognosis.
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Kuh, Sung Uk(구성욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2566-3209
Kim, Kyung Hyun(김경현)
Kim, Keun Su(김근수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3384-5638
Park, Jeong Yoon(박정윤) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3728-7784
Jang, Hyun Jun(장현준)
Cho, Yong Eun(조용은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9815-2720
Chin, Dong Kyu(진동규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9835-9294
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