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Foot drop caused by a lesion in the thoracolumbar spine.

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A novel animal model of underactive bladder: Analysis of lower urinary tract function in a rat lumbar canal stenosis model.

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Correlation between transcranial motor and somatosensory-evoked potential findings in cervical myelopathy or radiculopathy during cervical spine surgery.

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[Locomotive syndrome and frailty. Spine surgery for elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis].

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