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The article explores the impact of lumbar degenerative disease and posterior lumbar fusion surgery on sexual function in middle-aged patients. The study included 35 patients who underwent lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and they were asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their sexual desire, activity, and satisfaction before and after the surgery. The results showed that lumbar degenerative disease decreased sexual desire and frequency of sexual activity in a significant number of patients. Before surgery, many patients experienced discomfort during sexual activity and required adjustments in sexual positions. After surgery, the majority of patients did not regain their sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity, and satisfaction. The study concludes that lumbar degenerative disease has a negative impact on sexual function, and few patients regain sexual activities after posterior lumbar fusion surgery

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: This study demonstrated that lumbar degenerative diseases decreased sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity and satisfaction, and little of the patients regained their sexual activities after posterior lumbar fusion surgery in the middle-aged patients.

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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2023 Sep 12;24(1):724. doi: 10.1186/s12891-023-06855-3.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There are few studies about sexual function in the patient with posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative lumbar disease. The aim of this study is to investigate sexual activities in patients with lumbar degenerative disease before and after lumbar fusion surgery.METHODS: We recruited 35 patients who underwent,

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2023 Sep 12;24(1):724. doi: 10.1186/s12891-023-06855-3.

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BACKGROUND: There are few studies about sexual function in the patient with posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative lumbar disease. The aim of this study is to investigate sexual activities in patients with lumbar degenerative disease before and after lumbar fusion surgery.

METHODS: We recruited 35 patients who underwent lumbar spinal fusion at the age of 55 years or younger. They were 17 men and 18 women with a mean age of 47.4 years. After informed consent, the patients were asked to complete anonymous questionnaire concerning sexual desire, activity, and satisfaction before and after surgery.

RESULTS: In the presick period, 69% of the patients had sexual desire, and 79% achieved satisfaction during sexual activity. Lumbar degenerative disease decreased sexual desire and frequency of sexual activity in 40%, and 74% respectively. Before surgery, satisfaction in sexual activities decreased in 53%, and 55% of the patients felt discomfort during sexual activity. Adjustment in sexual position was required in 44% of man and 54% of woman. After surgery, Sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity and satisfaction did not regain after surgery in 94%, 93% and 92%, respectively. Those who did not feel discomfort after surgery was significantly lower VAS in both low back pain and leg pain than the patients felt discomfort (low back pain; p = 0.024, leg pain; p = 0.046).

: This study demonstrated that lumbar degenerative diseases decreased sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity and satisfaction, and little of the patients regained their sexual activities after posterior lumbar fusion surgery in the middle-aged patients.

PMID:37700275 | DOI:10.1186/s12891-023-06855-3

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