volume 26, issue 4, P445-449 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.680630
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Anouk Borg, Besnik Nurboja, Jake Timothy, David Choi

Abstract: Neurogenic claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis is the commonest cause of back and leg pain in the elderly. It consumes large amounts of healthcare resource and is a common reason for GP consultations. Surgical management by decompressive laminectomy is the traditional method used for those patients in whom conservative management has failed. However, the advent of minimally invasive interspinous distraction devices, which are designed to alleviate symptoms of neurogenic intermittent claudication without…

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