Scientific article

Traitement chirurgical du canal lombaire étroit: évidence scientifique en 2008

ContributorsFaundez, Antonio
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 5, no. 194, p. 582-584
Publication date2009

In 2000, Nachemson and coll. published a book about modern treatment of spine related pathologies. They concluded that evidence regarding efficiency of surgical and non surgical treatments of lumbar spinal stenosis was poor. Despite this and the fact that the precise mechanism of pain is still unknown, surgical treatment of spinal stenosis, mainly consisting in a laminectomy, has made it through the years. More recently, higher quality scientific publications have brought significant evidence that surgery yields better short and long term functional results, than non surgical conservative treatment. This advantage might also compensate for possible internistic complications in a usually older and fragile population.

  • Decompression, Surgical/methods
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy/methods
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Spinal Stenosis/surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
FAUNDEZ, Antonio. Traitement chirurgical du canal lombaire étroit: évidence scientifique en 2008. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 194, p. 582–584.
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