Long-term outcome of decompressive surgery for Lumbar spinal stenosis in octogenarians

  title={Long-term outcome of decompressive surgery for Lumbar spinal stenosis in octogenarians},
  author={Shay Shabat and Zeev H Arinzon and Yoram Folman and Josef Leitner and Rami David and E. E. Milanovsky c L. A. Pevzner and Reuven Gepstein and Pekarsky Ilya and Ishay Shuval},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
The purpose of our prospective study is to evaluate the surgical outcome among patients aged 80 years and above, who underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. We assessed patients’ clinical and demographic data, procedures, perioperative complications, preoperative and postoperative pain intensity, basic activities of daily living (BADL), patients’ satisfaction, the need for repeated surgery, and overall mortality. Thirty-nine patients more than 80 years of age were operated in our… CONTINUE READING


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