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ACE Report #11603
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No difference between a prototype lumbar spinal stenosis belt and lumbar support on walking capacity


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of a prototype lumbar spinal stenosis belt versus a lumbar support on walking capacity in lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomized controlled trial

Spine J. 2019 Mar;19(3):386-394.

Contributing Authors: M Schneider G Hawker A Ahmed YR Rampersaud C Ammendolia D Southerst P Cote C Bombardier

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Synopsis

104 patients with lumbar stenosis and symptomatic neurogenic claudication were randomized to receive a prototype lumbar spinal stenosis belt or a lumbar support. The primary outcome of interest was walking capacity, measured with the self-paced walking test (SPWT). The proportion of patients who displayed a minimum 30% and 50% improvement in the SPWT was also calculated. Follow up was performed wi...

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