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Long-term roentgenographic and functional changes in patients who were treated with wide fenestration for central lumbar stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1890119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-four patients who had central stenosis of the lumbar spine were treated with wide fenestration, a procedure in which only the medial parts of the inferior facets and the adjoining ligamentum flavum were removed. The patients were followed for an average of five and one-half years (range, four and one-half years to seven years and ten months). Wide fenestration successfully relieved the symptoms. The new bone that was laid down in the operatively treated segments did not reproduce the symptoms of spinal stenosis; instead, it appeared to stabilize those segments.
O Nakai; A Ookawa; I Yamaura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0021-9355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-17     Completed Date:  1991-10-17     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1184-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kudanzaka Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Spinal Stenosis / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*

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