La stenosi del canale vertebrale lombare: il trattamento decompressivo
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Lumbar spinal stenosis: Decompressive treatment
Lumbar spinal stenosis is characterized by radicular pain appearing after walking, decreasing with rest and reappearing when walking restarts (claudicatio intermittens). The syndrome is caused by the narrowing of the lumbar canal at the discal space because of osteophytes which are present both anteriorly and posteriorly. Relief of the symptoms can be achieved with recalibration of the lumbar spinal canal. At first the removal of pathological tissue was generous but it led to secondary instability. The evolution of surgical techniques led to more conservative procedures obtaining both stability and decompression.
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