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Volume:2 Issue:9 Number:31 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5835
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Lumbar spinous process-splitting laminectomy reduces postop wound pain & muscle atrophy

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Reduced postoperative wound pain after lumbar spinous process–splitting laminectomy for lumbar canal stenosis: a randomized controlled study

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jan;14(1):51-8. doi: 10.3171/2010.9.SPINE09933. Epub 2010 Dec 10.

Contributing Authors: K Watanabe M Matsumoto T Ikegami Y Nishiwaki T Tsuji K Ishii Y Ogawa H Takaishi M Nakamura Y Toyama K Chiba

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41 patients with lumbar canal stenosis were assigned to either the lumbar spinous process-splitting laminectomy (LSPSL) treatment group or the conventional laminectomy group to determine if LSPSL could reduce post-operative wound pain and muscle atrophy. Results indicated that the LSPSL group patients experienced reduced post-operative wound pain and muscle atrophy compared to patients who receive...

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