Aim: Dejenerative lumbar stenosis is an activity restricting disorder that increases as the spine ages. Though several surgical techniques have been described for treatment, the main purpose is to relieve the neural structures that are under compression. In this study, we aimed to present outcomes of the patients that were treated surgically. Methods: The records of 43 patients that were surgically treated and followed-up for degenerative lumbar stenosis in our institution between January 2010-August 2013 were evaluated retrospectively. The recorded and analyzed parameters were: age, sex, stenosis level, phyiscal examination findings, surgical complications, and postoperative satisfaction rates based on MacNab criteria. Results: 26 patients were male and the mean age of the whole population was 62.8. The most common examination findings were neurogenic claudication (n=34) and low back pain (n=32). After an average of 22 months postoperative follow-up, the ratio of patients with excellent-good satisfaction was 74.4%. The rate of complication was 11.6%. Conclusion: Appropriate patient selection and professional team work improves surgical success.
|Journal Section||Research Articles|
|Publication Date||August 31, 2021|
|Application Date||March 16, 2021|
|Acceptance Date||May 5, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 3, Issue 2|