Stand-alone interspinous spacer versus decompressive laminectomy for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis

Expert Review of Medical Devices, 2015.

One of the most profound societal ramifications of the increasing proportion of individuals living to advanced age is the impact and burden on the health care system associated with age-related degeneration of the musculoskeletal system. Indeed, the lumbar spine is particularly vulnerable to arthritic deterioration resulting in bony and ligamentous encroachment of the central canal and foramina, commonly referred to as lumbar spinal stenosis.

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