- SURGERY REDUCED PAIN AND DISABILITY IN LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS BETTER THAN NONOPERATIVE TREATMENT. 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. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 8, p1872
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...
- Spinal Stenosis and Fusion Surgery. Cannone, Jesse // Positive Health;Oct2010, Issue 175, p1
This article discusses spinal stenosis and spinal fusion surgery. It cites the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine as the most common areas affected by stenosis. The three categories of spinal stenosis surgery are decompression, simple fusion and complex fusion. It points out that any kind of...
- The Michel Benoist and Robert Mulholland yearly European Spine Journal review: a survey of the "medical" articles in the European Spine Journal, 2015. Benoist, Michel // European Spine Journal;Jan2016, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p14
The article reviews the 2015 issue of the "European Spine Journal."
- Improvement in low back pain following spinal decompression: observational study of 119 patients. Jones, Alistair; Wafai, Ahmad; Easterbrook, Amy // European Spine Journal;Jan2014, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p135
Study design: Prospective clinical observational study of low back pain (LBP) in patients undergoing laminectomy or laminotomy surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Objectives: To quantify any change in LBP following laminectomy or laminotomy spinal decompression surgery. Patients and...
- Surgery for Octogenarians Is Supported by SPORT Data. Helgeson, Melvin; Formby, Peter // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2/4/2015, Vol. 97 Issue 3, pe17.1
The authors discuss the results of a study conducted by Dr. Jeffrey A. Rihn and colleagues which compared degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis patients treated operatively and nonoperatively in the U.S. They believe that the findings are useful for patient counseling and operative...
- Why were chiropractors overlooked in spine care article? Furno, Peter // Modern Healthcare;3/31/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 13, p24
A letter to the editor in response to the article "Rethinking spine care" which was published in the March 24, 2014 issue of the periodical is presented.
- Surgical Compared with Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Weinstein, James N.; Lurie, Jon D.; Tosteson, Tor D.; Wenyan Zhao; Blood, Emily A.; Tosteson, Anna N. A.; Birkmeyer, Nancy; Herkowitz, Harry; Longley, Michael; Lenke, Lawrence; Emery, Sanford; Hu, Serena S. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 6, p1295
Background: The management of degenerative spondylolisthesis associated with spinal stenosis remains controversial. Surgery is widely used and has recently been shown to be more effective than nonoperative treatment when the results were followed over two years. Questions remain regarding the...
- Trans-Spinous Microlaminectomy -- a minimally invasive technique for decompression of the lumbar spine: A Human Cadaver Study. Kimball, Jon P.; Mac Millan, Michael // Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p54
Objective: To determine the feasibility of a minimally invasive laminectomy technique for lumbar spinal stenosis and quantify increases in canal area after decompression. Methods: Using computerized tomography (CT), stenotic lumbar levels were identified in 4 cadavers (L4-5 in 3, L2-3 in 1). A...
- Tracing cause of undiagnosed lower back pain. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;04/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p155
Presents a discussion on spinal stenosis as a cause of lower back and pelvic pain. Major symptoms; Diagnosis of the condition; Management of the problem.