Lumbar stenosis surgery: the experience of the orthopaedic surgeon.

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Between 1974 and 1989 350 patients were submitted to surgery for the treatment of stenosis of the lumbar canal; in 280 of these cases a minimum two-year follow-up was obtained. In all of the cases there was significant stenosis of the spinal canal, which was furthermore secondary to hypertrophy of the facet joints of degenerative nature. In 67% of the cases… (More)

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