Clinical evaluation of a lumbar interspinous dynamic stabilization device (the Wallis system) with a 13-year mean follow-up

@article{Sngas2009ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical evaluation of a lumbar interspinous dynamic stabilization device (the Wallis system) with a 13-year mean follow-up},
  author={Jacques S{\'e}n{\'e}gas and Jean-Marc Vital and Vincent Pointillart and Paolo Mangione},
  journal={Neurosurgical Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={335-342}
}
The authors determined current health status of patients who had been included in a long-term survivorship analysis of a lumbar dynamic stabilizer. Among 133 living patients, 107 (average age at surgery, 44.2 ± 9.9 years) completed health questionnaires. All patients had initially been scheduled for decompression and fusion for canal stenosis, herniated disc, or both. In 20 patients, the implant was removed, and fusion was performed. The other 87 still had the dynamic stabilizer. Satisfaction… CONTINUE READING

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