Lumbar spinal stenosis in the elderly: an overview

  title={Lumbar spinal stenosis in the elderly: an overview},
  author={Marek Szpalski and Robert Gunzburg},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition in elderly patients and also one of the most common reasons to perform spinal surgery at an advanced age. Disc degeneration, facet degeneration and hypertrophy, and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and calcification usually participate in the genesis of a stenotic condition in the elderly. These changes can lead to symptoms by themselves or decompensate a preexisting narrow canal. Although some lesions are more central or more lateral, this classic… CONTINUE READING