Pain During Sex Before And After Decompressive Surgery For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Multicenter Observational Study London Spine

By London Spine

Abstract Study design: Observational multicenter study. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in pain during sexual activity after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Summary of background data: There are limited data available on sexual function in patients undergoing surgery for LSS. Methods: Data were retrieved from the Norwegian Registry for…

Investigational Research: Timeline, Trials, And Future Directions Of Spinal Disc Arthroplasty London Spine

By London Spine

Abstract Spinal disc arthroplasty (SDA) has been a rising alternative to fusion for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD). This review aims to provide an overview of the timeline, approvals, and limitations of SDA through analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved trials. Clinical studies have shown more successful outcomes when comparing cervical…

Obese People Benefit From Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery As Much As People Of Normal Weight London Spine

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Abstract Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common degenerative condition of the spine that causes back pain radiating to the lower extremity. Surgical treatment is indicated to treat progressive radical symptoms. Obesity has been associated with inferior results in the domains of quality of life (QoL) following an LSS operation, but the research findings…

A Cross-Sectional Analysis Of 284 Complications For Lumbar Disc Replacements From Medical Device Reports Maintained By The United States Food And Drug Administration London Spine

By London Spine

Abstract Background: context: Lumbar disc replacement (LDR) is a motion sparing procedure for degenerative disc disease. When compared to lumbar fusion, this procedure may reduce complications, reoperations, operative time, and length of stay. However, the extent of overall complications related to LDR has not been well defined in the literature. Purpose: Demonstrate the complication profile…

Independent Living One Year After Balloon Kyphoplasty For Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture London Spine

By London Spine

Abstract Background: The prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) is increasing. The indications for and efficacy of balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) are controversial. We sought to identify predictors of outcome after BKP in patients with OVCF. Methods: Between January 2001 and December 2019, 152 patients underwent BKP for painful OVCFs in our institute. This study…

Normal Anatomy Of The Lumbar Sublaminar Ridge In The Lateral Recess With Potential Implications To Surgical Technique In Degenerative Spinal Stenosis: A Cadaveric Study London Spine

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Abstract Study design: This is an anatomic study using cadaveric material. Objective: To provide anatomic descriptions of the normal lumbar sublaminar ridge in the lateral recess and it’s potential to impact on the exiting nerve root there, with implications to surgical technique in lumbar spinal stenosis. Summary of background data: The lateral extent of the…

Pain Relief After Selective Nerve Root Block As A Predictor Of Postoperative Functional Outcome In Patients With Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients Undergoing Decompressive Surgery London Spine

By London Spine

Abstract Study design: Retrospective study of data collected prospectively. Objective: To investigate changes in the degree of lower leg radiating pain (LLRP) after selective nerve root block (SNRB) and to evaluate associations of this change with postoperative improvements in symptom severity, functional outcomes, and quality of life. Summary of background data: SNRB is routinely performed…

Minimally Invasive Vs. Open Surgery For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis In Patients With Diabetes – A Canadian Spine Outcomes And Research Network Study London Spine

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Abstract Study design: Retrospective cohort. Objectives: To compare outcomes of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) vs open surgery (OPEN) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in patients with diabetes. Methods: Patients with diabetes who underwent spinal decompression alone or with fusion for LSS within the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN) database were included. MIS vs…