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A revised objective rating system for patient selection for lumbar laminectomy and discectomy in the treatment of disc herniation is presented. Based on the severity of the findings within each of four categories (neurologic signs, root tension signs, myelogram or CT scan findings, and psychosocial environment), numerical scores are derived. A maximum score(More)
One hundred forty patients with surgically treated lumbar stenosis were evaluated. There were 70 men and 70 women with an average age of 63 years. The average duration of preoperative leg pain and/or claudication symptoms was 16 months. The average follow-up time was 42 months (range, 12-116 months). Average leg pain improvement was 82%, and average back(More)
A meta-analysis was undertaken to determine the effects of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis on pain and disability. Seventy-four journal articles met inclusion criteria and were independently reviewed by two readers. On average, 64% of patients treated surgically for lumbar spinal stenosis were reported to have good-to-excellent outcomes. However, there(More)
One hundred six patients with disc herniation who underwent lumbar laminectomy and discectomy and 51 patients with spinal stenosis who underwent decompressive lumbar laminectomy were evaluated for surgical outcome at least 1 year postoperatively (mean: 18 months). All had completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) as part of the(More)
This study compared the abilities of the MMPI and Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), using discriminant analyses, to predict outcome after lumbar laminectomy for chronic back pain. Sixty-nine males and 60 females with lumbar discogenic disease completed MMPIs and MCMIs before surgery and were classified as either having good or fair/poor surgical(More)
A Pain Assessment Index (PAI), computed from a weighted combination of MMPI scales scores, has been developed to assess a pain patient's tendency toward continued pain complaints after surgery (Smith & Duerksen, 1979). This study examined the ability of the PAI, determined from presurgery MMPIs, to predict outcome subsequent to lumbar laminectomy and(More)
One stage femoral lengthening procedures were performed in 9 adult patients. Eight patients had femoral shortening secondary to femoral fractures. The remaining patient had diffuse left hemiatrophy. The method of one stage lengthening has been modified from that described by Cauchoix. There were 7 males and 2 females with an average age of 23 years. The(More)
The results of the treatment of L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis by decompressive laminectomy and partial facetectomy without fusion are presented. Patients who met the following criteria were studied: 1) A slip of at least 10%; 2) No compensation/litigation issues involved; 3) No prior surgery; and 4) Follow-up of at least 18 months. Twenty-four(More)
One hundred twenty-nine patients who were treated by lumbar laminectomy for discogenic disease were evaluated preoperation by means of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). At follow-up evaluation, there were 71% good, 18% fair, and 11% poor surgical results. Patients with fair or poor(More)