Long-term outcome of laminectomy for spinal stenosis in octogenarians.

  title={Long-term outcome of laminectomy for spinal stenosis in octogenarians.},
  author={Klaus Galiano and Alois Albert Obwegeser and Michael Viktor Gabl and Richard A. Bauer and K. Twerdy},
  volume={30 3},
STUDY DESIGN Cohort study with follow-up after at least 1.5 years. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine long-term safety and efficacy of laminectomy in octogenarians. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA This is the first study evaluating the outcome in octogenarians with well-defined lumbar spinal stenosis. This study was designed to provide some guidance in clinical-practical decisions in the treatment of aged patients with lumbar stenosis. METHODS We evaluated long-term outcome… CONTINUE READING
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