A novel method for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in high-risk surgical candidates: pilot study experience with percutaneous remodeling of ligamentum flavum and lamina.

Title

A novel method for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in high-risk surgical candidates: pilot study experience with percutaneous remodeling of ligamentum flavum and lamina.

Creator

Chopko Bohdan Wolodymyr

Publisher

Journal of neurosurgery. Spine

Date

2011
2011-01

Description

OBJECT: treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in chronically ill or debilitated patients is challenging. The percutaneous remodeling of ligamentum flavum and lamina (PRLL) technique is a novel method for decompression of the hypertrophic ligamentum flavum component of LSS that is performed using a fluoroscopically guided percutaneous approach, local anesthesia, and minimal sedation. METHODS: fourteen patients deemed to be at high risk for complications related to open spine surgery and general anesthesia were treated using the PRLL technique. Prospectively collected visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) data were analyzed at the most recent follow-up. The average follow-up duration was 23.5 weeks. RESULTS: a statistically significant improvement in VAS scores was observed, with a reduction in pain of 53% compared with preoperative levels. In contrast, the ODI scores failed to improve. CONCLUSIONS: this pilot series points to a potential new therapeutic option for LSS in high-risk surgical patients.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Aged; Pilot Projects; Follow-Up Studies; Risk Factors; Prospective Studies; Pain Measurement; Equipment Design; Comorbidity; Disability Evaluation; Conscious Sedation; Fluoroscopy; Ligamentum Flavum/*surgery; Lumbar Vertebrae/*surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures/*instrumentation; Postoperative Complications/diagnosis/*prevention & control; Spinal Stenosis/*surgery; Anesthesia; Human; Pilot Studies; Middle Age; 80 and over; Local; Ligaments; Decompression; Surgical/*instrumentation; 80 and Over; Spinal Stenosis – Surgery; Postoperative Complications – Diagnosis; Articular – Surgery; Lumbar Vertebrae – Surgery; Minimally Invasive Procedures – Equipment and Supplies; Postoperative Complications – Prevention and Control; Surgical – Equipment and Supplies

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

46–50

Issue

1

Volume

14

Citation

Chopko Bohdan Wolodymyr, “A novel method for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in high-risk surgical candidates: pilot study experience with percutaneous remodeling of ligamentum flavum and lamina.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5115.

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