A randomized, controlled trial of spinal endoscopic adhesiolysis in chronic refractory low back and lower extremity pain [ISRCTN 16558617]

@article{Manchikanti2005ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of spinal endoscopic adhesiolysis in chronic refractory low back and lower extremity pain [ISRCTN 16558617]},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Mark V. Boswell and Jos{\'e} de J Rivera and Vidya Sagar Pampati and Kim S. Damron and Carla D. McManus and Doris E. Brandon and Sue R. Wilson},
  journal={BMC Anesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative epidural fibrosis may contribute to between 5% to 60% of the poor surgical outcomes following decompressive surgery. Correlations have been reported between epidural scarring and radicular pain, poor surgical outcomes, and a lack of any form of surgical treatment. The use of spinal endoscopic adhesiolysis in recent years in the management of chronic refractory low back and lower extremity pain has been described. METHODS A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial… CONTINUE READING