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An interspinous process distractor (X STOP) for lumbar spinal stenosis in elderly patients: preliminary experiences in 10 consecutive cases.
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PMID:  14734979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is often a position-dependent condition that is aggravated in extension and relieved in flexion. METHODS: Ten consecutive elderly patients with LSS were assessed postoperatively by magnetic resonance imaging and the Swiss Spinal Stenosis Questionnaire. Cross-sectional areas of the dural sac and intervertebral foramina at the stenotic level were measured postoperatively and compared with the preoperative values. RESULTS: Postoperatively the cross-sectional area of the dural sac increased 16.6 mm2 or 22.3% and intervertebral foramina increased 22 mm2 or 36.5%. The intervertebral angle and the posterior disc height changed significantly. Seventy percent of the patients were satisfied with the surgical outcome. CONCLUSION: This new surgical method is effective in elderly LSS patients.
Jangbo Lee; Kazutoshi Hida; Toshitaka Seki; Yoshinobu Iwasaki; Akino Minoru
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders & techniques     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1536-0652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-21     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140323     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-7; discussion 78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Dura Mater / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Internal Fixators / standards*,  trends*
Intraoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / instrumentation*,  methods*
Pain Measurement
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Prospective Studies
Spinal Canal / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Spinal Nerve Roots / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Spinal Stenosis / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Traction / instrumentation*,  methods*
Treatment Outcome

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