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OBJECT This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of decompressive surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) on a functional and clinical basis. METHODS A prospective analysis and follow-up of 125 consecutive patients with degenerative LSS between 2000 and 2006 were performed. All patients underwent surgery for lumbar stenosis.(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, our objectives were to investigate whether patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a poorer dynamic balance than normal subjects, and to study the relationship between balance and posture. METHODS Seventy patients (57 men, 13 women) with AS and 35 (31 men, 4 women) controls matched for age, weight, height and body mass(More)
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