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What is the effect of preoperative depression on outcomes after minimally invasive surgery for adult spinal deformity? A prospective cohort analysis

Nitin Agarwal, Vijay Letchuman, Raj Swaroop Lavadi, Vivian P. Le, Alexander A. Aabedi, Saman Shabani, Andrew K. Chan, Paul Park, Juan S. Uribe, Jay D. Turner, Robert K. Eastlack, Richard G. Fessler, Kai-Ming Fu, Michael Y. Wang, Adam S. Kanter, David O. Okonkwo, Pierce D. Nunley, Neel Anand, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Peter G. Passias, Shay Bess, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Dean Chou, and Praveen V. Mummaneni

postoperative outcomes after undergoing posterior lumbar decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis. This ongoing controversy further highlights the need for additional research into the role of mental illness, specifically depression, in the preoperative period. Additional measures used in this study to evaluate the success of surgery were radiographic parameters. There were no statistically significant differences in the radiographic measurements obtained during both the preoperative and follow-up periods between the depressed and nondepressed groups. Given this similarity