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Advances in OrthopedicsVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 645321, 5 pages

Review Article

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Department of Neurologic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Received 30 November 2011; Accepted 26 January 2012

Academic Editor: Brian R. Subach

Copyright © 2012 Victor Popov and David G. Anderson. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition in elderly patients and may lead to progressive back and leg pain, muscular weakness, sensory disturbance, and-or problems with ambulation. Multiple studies suggest that surgical decompression is an effective therapy for patients with symptomatic lumbar stenosis. Although traditional lumbar decompression is a time-honored procedure, minimally invasive procedures are now available which can achieve the goals of decompression with less bleeding, smaller incisions, and quicker patient recovery. This paper will review the technique of performing ipsilateral and bilateral decompressions using a tubular retractor system and microscope.





Author: Victor Popov and David G. Anderson

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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