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INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare disability, quality of life and satisfaction outcomes between young people and elderly who were operated on for degenerative lumbar disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS A database of 263 patients undergoing lumbar surgery for degenerative conditions was collected. There were 74… (More)
Introduction. Outcome evaluation is an important aspect of the treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar disease. We evaluated the usefulness of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) in assessing people affected by degenerative lumbar disease in daily clinical practice. Methods. We evaluated 221 patients who had completed preoperatively and 2 years… (More)
Cervicocephalic screw medialization is a rare complication after intertrochanteric fracture synthesis with a Gamma3-type intramedullary nail. Only 6 cases of intrapelvic penetration by Gamma3 lag screw have been described. We now describe 2 additional cases and a review of the literature.
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of epidemiological factors on the outcomes of surgery for degenerative lumbar disease in terms of quality of life, disability and chronic pain. MATERIAL AND METHOD A total of 263 patients who received surgery for degenerative lumbar disease (2005-2008) were included in the study. The epidemiological data collected were… (More)