Lumbar spinal instability (olisthesis) after extensive posterior spinal decompression.

  title={Lumbar spinal instability (olisthesis) after extensive posterior spinal decompression.},
  author={Casey K. Lee},
  volume={8 4},
Twenty-seven patients who underwent extensive posterior spinal decompression procedures were reviewed to investigate the incidence, the clinical significance and contributing factors of the postdecompression olisthesis, and indication for spinal fusion at the time of extensive decompression. Eleven patients were female and 16 were male. The mean age was 49.4 years. Twenty-two patients were treated with extensive decompression and spinal fusion, and five patients were treated with decompression… CONTINUE READING

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