Interspinous spacer decompression (X-STOP) for lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease: a multicenter study with a minimum 3-year follow-up.

@article{Puzzilli2014InterspinousSD,
  title={Interspinous spacer decompression (X-STOP) for lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease: a multicenter study with a minimum 3-year follow-up.},
  author={Fabrizio Puzzilli and Roberto Gazzeri and M Galarza and Massimiliano Neroni and Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos and Andrea Maria Bolognini and Giorgio Maria Callovini and Umberto Agrillo and Alex Alfieri},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={124},
  pages={166-74}
}
Interspinous distraction devices provide an effective treatment for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis and/or degenerative disk disease. The aim of this multicenter study was the prospective evaluation of patients treated for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis with interspinous process decompression (IPD) implants compared with a population of patients managed with conservative treatment. 542 patients affected by symptomatic lumbar spine degenerative disease were enrolled in a… CONTINUE READING