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Journal of Spine, Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Severe Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Case Study

Prior to this study, there was little to no evidence that minimally invasive, outpatient spine surgeries using endoscopic techniques are effective at treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) requiring bilateral decompression unilaterally. In this study, a 63-year-old male, who was a surgeon struggling to stay standing in the operating room for long periods of time due to a severe case of LSS, underwent an outpatient, minimally invasive, endoscopic unilateral laminotomy at Laser Spine Institute.

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Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Case Study

Degenerative spondylolisthesis usually is asymptomatic but may be associated with symptomatic spinal stenosis. Because the latter often is detected by imaging studies in asymptomatic patients, clinical correlation between symptoms and imaging is critical. This patient presented with progressive exacerbation of symptoms of low back pain and leg weakness. An outpatient right endoscopic L4-5 laminotomy and foraminotomy was performed. After surgery, the patient reported complete resolution of his symptoms.

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