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Can Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle/fat Ratio And Spinopelvic Parameters Predict Short-Term Outcomes After Decompressive Surgeries In Lumbar Disc Herniation And Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? London Spine Lumbar Stenosis

The article discusses a prospective study conducted on patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) or lumbar spinal stenosis who underwent decompressive surgeries. The study aimed to determine whether the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio and spinopelvic parameters have an impact on surgical outcomes. The researchers measured Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, Oswestry Disability Index, and Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score before and three months after surgery. They also analyzed spinopelvic parameters and paraspinal muscle volume and muscle/fat ratios using radiographs and magnetic resonance images. The results indicated that higher preoperative paraspinal muscle mass correlated with improved surgical outcomes, including lower VAS leg scores, higher Oswestry scores, and increased lumbar lordosis. The study highlights the importance of considering the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio and spinopelvic parameters in surgical decision-making and patient outcomes

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Despite limited number of patients, and shorter follow-ups, this prospective study demonstrates a correlation among the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio, preoperative/postoperative spinopelvic parameters, and surgical outcomes. Increased paraspinal muscle ratio was correlated with lower SVA values and increased LL; lower VAS leg scores; higher Oswestry scores which reflects better surgical outcomes.

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Abstract Background and objectives: We aimed to investigate whether the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio influences the outcomes of patients who had simple decompressive surgeries for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) or lumbar spinal stenosis. We also wanted to see if the spinopelvic parameters change with surgery and whether this change influences the outcomes. Materials and methods:,

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Background and objectives: We aimed to investigate whether the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio influences the outcomes of patients who had simple decompressive surgeries for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) or lumbar spinal stenosis. We also wanted to see if the spinopelvic parameters change with surgery and whether this change influences the outcomes.

Materials and methods: This was a prospective study on patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (20 patients) and LDH (20 patients) who underwent simple discectomy or decompressive surgery between November 2021 and May 2022. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, Oswestry Disability Index, and Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score were performed before and 3 months after surgery. Spinopelvic parameters were measured on whole spine radiographs before and 3 months after surgery. On axial magnetic resonance images, paraspinal muscle volume and muscle/fat ratios were calculated. All data were statistically analyzed with SPSS program.

Results: There was a significant improvement in VAS, Oswestry, and JOA scores after surgery. We observed that more preoperative paraspinal muscle mass was positively correlated with lumbar lordosis (LL) and negatively correlated with sagittal vertical axis (SVA), VAS leg scores, and Oswestry scores. Furthermore, we observed a positive correlation between preoperative SVA and VAS leg scores.

Despite limited number of patients, and shorter follow-ups, this prospective study demonstrates a correlation among the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio, preoperative/postoperative spinopelvic parameters, and surgical outcomes. Increased paraspinal muscle ratio was correlated with lower SVA values and increased LL; lower VAS leg scores; higher Oswestry scores which reflects better surgical outcomes.

Keywords: Lumbar disc herniation; Visual Analog Scale; lumbar stenosis; paraspinal muscle atrophy; sagittal balance.

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Can lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio and spinopelvic parameters predict short-term outcomes after decompressive surgeries in lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis?

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Abstract Background and objectives: We aimed to investigate whether the lumbar paraspinal muscle/fat ratio influences the outcomes of patients who had simple decompressive surgeries for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) or lumbar spinal stenosis. We also wanted to see if the spinopelvic parameters change with surgery and whether this change influences the outcomes. Materials and methods:

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