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Functional outcomes of laminectomy and laminotomy for the surgical management lumbar spine stenosis

  
@article{JSS3951,
	author = {Mark G. Williams and Ahmad M. Wafai and Malcolm D. Podmore},
	title = {Functional outcomes of laminectomy and laminotomy for the surgical management lumbar spine stenosis},
	journal = {Journal of Spine Surgery},
	volume = {3},
	number = {4},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: This clinical descriptive study aims to establish if differences exist in functional outcomes, to include both leg and lower back pain (LBP) as well as disability, in patients undergoing laminectomy or laminotomy surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). 
Methods: We conducted a single centre, prospective study of 119 patients undergoing laminectomy or laminotomy surgery for LSS, from 2006 and 2012. Clinical outcomes for back and leg pain were analyses using Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaires and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores collected preoperatively, at 6 weeks and 1 year. Further analysis subdivided patients into two groups based on initial LBP VAS scores.
Results: Fifty-five percent of patients were females (n=65) and 45% males (n=54), with a mean age of 68.7 years and L4/5 being the level most frequently decompressed. Considering all surgeries, a statistically significant reduction in VAS back pain between pre-op and 6 weeks was seen (4.99 to 3.00, P},
	url = {http://jss.amegroups.com/article/view/3951}
}