Malmivaara, A.; Slätis, P.; Heliövaara, M.; Sainio, P.; Kinnunen, H.; Kankare, J.; Dalin-Hirvonen, N.; Seitsalo, S.; Herno, A.; Kortekangas, P.; Niinimäki, T.; Rönty, H.; Tallroth, K.; Turunen, V.; Knekt, P.; Härkänen, T.; Hurri, H.
August 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 8, p1872
Academic Journal
The article presents the study conducted by A. Malmivaara about the effectiveness of decompressive surgery and nonoperative treatment in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Patients used in as subject of the study were allocated to surgery involving segmental decompression and an undercutting facetectomy of the affected area. This study assesses that patients who undergone decompressive surgery had improved its walking ability than patients who received nonoperative treatment.


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