Minimally invasive operative management for lumbar spinal stenosis: overview of early and long-term outcomes.

@article{Asgarzadie2007MinimallyIO,
  title={Minimally invasive operative management for lumbar spinal stenosis: overview of early and long-term outcomes.},
  author={Farbod Asgarzadie and Larry T. Khoo},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={387-99; abstract vi-vii}
}
Standard open posterior decompression is well established and familiar to virtually all spine surgeons. However, this traditional surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is often associated with significant postoperative pain, disability, and dysfunction. This article reviews the use of a minimally invasive microendoscopic approach for bilateral decompression of lumbar stenosis by way of a unilateral approach. This technique has been shown to provide symptomatic relief equivalent to… CONTINUE READING

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