Is There a Role for Decompression Alone for Treating Symptomatic Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?

Andrei F. Joaquim, Jeronimo B. Milano, Enrico Ghizoni, Alpesh A. Patel

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Abstract

A posterior decompression with an instrumented fusion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed for treating symptomatic spinal stenosis associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). However, some patients may benefit from a decompression alone, avoiding complications related to instrumentation and fusion. Objective: To identify the characteristics of patients with symptomatic DS who may be successfully treated with an isolated decompression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalClinical spine surgery
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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