Spinaplasty following lumbar laminectomy for multilevel lumbar spinal stenosis to prevent iatrogenic instability

@inproceedings{Tuli2011SpinaplastyFL,
  title={Spinaplasty following lumbar laminectomy for multilevel lumbar spinal stenosis to prevent iatrogenic instability},
  author={Surendra Mohan Tuli and Varun Kapoor and Anil K. Jain and Saurabh Kumar Jain},
  booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic instability following laminectomy occurs in patients with degenerative lumbar canal stenosis. Long segment fusions to obviate postoperative instability result in loss of motion of lumbar spine and predisposes to adjacent level degeneration. The best alternative would be an adequate decompressive laminectomy with a nonfusion technique of preserving the posterior ligament complex integrity. We report a retrospective analysis of multilevel lumbar canal stenosis that were… CONTINUE READING