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A Comparative Study of Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Decompression and Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression for Geriatric Patients with Lumbar Lateral Recess Stenosis – Published Article

The article compares the efficacy of two surgical techniques, unilateral biportal endoscopic decompression (UBE) and percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic decompression (PTED), in the treatment of elderly patients with single-level lumbar lateral recess stenosis (LRS). The study included 38 patients in the PTED group and 39 patients in the UBE group who completed a minimum 12-month follow-up. The results showed that both techniques had favorable outcomes in terms of clinical outcomes, including pain relief and disability. UBE had the advantage in operative duration and X-ray time, while PTED had advantages in terms of incision length, blood loss, and drainage volume. Overall, there were no significant differences in complications between the two techniques

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CONCLUSION: Both PTED and UBE achieved favorable outcomes in single-level LRS. For operative time and X-ray times, UBE is more advantageous, while PTED offers better estimates of blood loss, incision length, and drainage volume.

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J Pain Res. 2023 Jun 30;16:2241-2249. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S413502. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to compare the efficacy of unilateral biportal endoscopic decompression (UBE) and percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic decompression (PTED) in the treatment of elderly patients with single-level lumbar lateral recess stenosis (LRS).MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from January 2020 to March 2022 were,

J Pain Res. 2023 Jun 30;16:2241-2249. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S413502. eCollection 2023.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to compare the efficacy of unilateral biportal endoscopic decompression (UBE) and percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic decompression (PTED) in the treatment of elderly patients with single-level lumbar lateral recess stenosis (LRS).

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from January 2020 to March 2022 were analyzed. Thirty-eight patients in the PTED group and thirty-nine patients in the UBE group completed the minimum 12-month follow-up. The demographic data and perioperative outcomes were reviewed. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the VAS for back and leg pain, the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and the modified MacNab criteria.

RESULTS: Both groups of patients completed surgery and a one-year follow-up. There was no significant difference between the two groups in demographics data. UBE has the advantage in operative duration and X-ray time; as far as incision length, blood loss, and drainage volume are concerned, PTED is advantageous. Under the modified MacNab criteria, UBE exhibited a good-to-excellent rate similar to that of PTED (84.6% vs 81.6%, P>0.05). There were no significant differences at any point in time between UBE and PTED with respect to ODI, VAS, or back pain scores (P>0.05). UBE and PTED did not differ significantly in terms of complications.

CONCLUSION: Both PTED and UBE achieved favorable outcomes in single-level LRS. For operative time and X-ray times, UBE is more advantageous, while PTED offers better estimates of blood loss, incision length, and drainage volume.

PMID:37409162 | PMC:PMC10319288 | DOI:10.2147/JPR.S413502

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A Comparative Study of Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Decompression and Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression for Geriatric Patients with Lumbar Lateral Recess Stenosis

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J Pain Res. 2023 Jun 30;16:2241-2249. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S413502. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to compare the efficacy of unilateral biportal endoscopic decompression (UBE) and percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic decompression (PTED) in the treatment of elderly patients with single-level lumbar lateral recess stenosis (LRS).MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from January 2020 to March 2022 were

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