Minimally unilateral laminectomy superior to open laminectomy for spinal stenosis
Outcomes after decompressive laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis: comparison between minimally invasive unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression and open laminectomyJ Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug;21(2):179-86.
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79 patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis were randomly assigned to undergo either a standard open laminectomy or a minimally invasive unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness, safety, and clinical outcomes of each technique. Results indicated a significant reduction in pain, average time to mobilization, average leng...
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