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Five-step unilateral biportal endoscopic surgery for central lumbar canal stenosis: “Z” technique nuance – Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The article discusses the advancements in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with minimally invasive surgery techniques, specifically focusing on endoscopic methods like uniportal and biportal techniques. The authors introduce a five-step “Z” sequence for unilateral biportal endoscopic (UBE) decompression to improve surgical outcomes and reduce complications. Studies have shown that these endoscopic techniques have comparable outcomes to traditional approaches, offering patients a less invasive option for treatment. The video demonstrating the UBE decompression process can be accessed through the provided link

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The treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis has advanced through the use of minimally invasive surgery techniques. Endoscopic methods go even further, with studies showing that both uniportal and biportal endoscopic techniques have outcomes comparable to traditional approaches. However, there is limited knowledge of the step-by-step decompression process when using the unilateral biportal endoscopic (UBE). To address this, the authors introduce the five steps in the “Z” sequence, which aims to…

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Neurosurg Focus Video. 2024 Apr 1;10(2):V3. doi: 10.3171/2024.1.FOCVID23182. eCollection 2024 Apr. ABSTRACT The treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis has advanced through the use of minimally invasive surgery techniques. Endoscopic methods go even further, with studies showing that both uniportal and biportal endoscopic techniques have outcomes comparable to traditional approaches. However, there is limited knowledge of,

Neurosurg Focus Video. 2024 Apr 1;10(2):V3. doi: 10.3171/2024.1.FOCVID23182. eCollection 2024 Apr.

ABSTRACT

The treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis has advanced through the use of minimally invasive surgery techniques. Endoscopic methods go even further, with studies showing that both uniportal and biportal endoscopic techniques have outcomes comparable to traditional approaches. However, there is limited knowledge of the step-by-step decompression process when using the unilateral biportal endoscopic (UBE). To address this, the authors introduce the five steps in the “Z” sequence, which aims to reduce surgical time and complications. The video can be found here: https://stream.cadmore.media/r10.3171/2024.1.FOCVID23182.

PMID:38616911 | PMC:PMC11013373 | DOI:10.3171/2024.1.FOCVID23182

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