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neurogenic claudication

Mohamad Bydon, Mohamed Macki, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Daniel M Sciubba, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Timothy F Witham, Ziya L Gokaslan, Ali Bydon
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and prognostic factors of adjacent segment disease (ASD) following first-time lumbar discectomy (LD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all neurosurgical patients who underwent first-time LD for degenerative lumbar disease from 1990 to 2012. ASD was defined as a clinical and radiographic progression of degenerative spinal disease that required surgical decompression (with or without fusion) at the level above or below the index discectomy...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Tsuyoshi Goto, Toshinori Sakai, Tetsuya Enishi, Nori Sato, Koji Komatsu, Koichi Sairyo, Shinsuke Katoh
Neurogenic intermittent claudication is a main symptom in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), and postural change is often observed during walking. This study aimed to identify the changes in posture and muscle activity in the trunk and legs during walking in patients with LSS by examining 6 patients who had undergone decompression surgery. None of them had significant paralysis. Gait analysis using Vicon motion capture system(®) with electromyographic recordings of the paravertebral muscles (PVM) and vastus lateralis muscle (VL) was performed preoperatively and 2 weeks postoperatively...
October 6, 2016: Gait & Posture
Yasuaki Imajo, Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Masahiro Funaba, Norihiro Nishida, Kazuhiro Fujimoto, Toshihiko Taguchi
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) typically presents with neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC). The aim is to investigate cauda equina conduction time (CECT) in patients with NIC caused by LSS and its relationship with age and body height in normal subjects. METHODS: The study included 172 normal subjects (mean age 44.1 ± 16.6 years; mean height 163.7 ± 8.9 cm). (Group C) 47 patients (mean age 71.3 ± 8.7 years; mean height 158.8 ± 11.2 cm) underwent surgery due to NIC in cauda equina type for LSS...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Javier Quillo-Olvera, Javier Quillo-Reséndiz, Carlos-Francisco Gutiérrez-Partida, Manuel Rodríguez-García
BACKGROUND: Arachnoid cysts of spine are a very rare occurrence. The aetiology still remains unclear, but the most accepted explanation is the existence of areas of weakness in the spinal dura. Symptoms depend on the location in the spine. Magnetic resonance imaging is used for its diagnosis. Management depends of clinical presentation, and the surgery is reserved for patients with neurological impairment. CLINICAL CASE: A case is described of 67 year-old male with myelopathy and radiculopathy symptoms, both diagnosed simultaneously...
October 14, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Ralph J Mobbs, Kevin Phan, Greg Malham, Kevin Seex, Prashanth J Rao
Degenerative disc and facet joint disease of the lumbar spine is common in the ageing population, and is one of the most frequent causes of disability. Lumbar spondylosis may result in mechanical back pain, radicular and claudicant symptoms, reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Surgical interbody fusion of degenerative levels is an effective treatment option to stabilize the painful motion segment, and may provide indirect decompression of the neural elements, restore lordosis and correct deformity. The surgical options for interbody fusion of the lumbar spine include: posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), oblique lumbar interbody fusion/anterior to psoas (OLIF/ATP), lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)...
December 2015: J Spine Surg
Se-Woong Chun, Hack-Jin Lee, Koong-Ho Nam, Chul-Ho Sohn, Kwang Dong Kim, Eun-Jin Jeong, Sun-Gun Chung, Keewon Kim, Dong-Joo Kim
Spinal stenosis is a common degenerative condition. However, how neurogenic claudication develops has not been clearly elucidated. Moreover, cerebrospinal fluid physiology at the lumbosacral level has not received adequate attention. This study was conducted to compare cerebrospinal fluid hydrodynamics at the lumbosacral spinal level between patients with spinal stenosis and healthy controls. Twelve subjects (4 patients and 8 healthy controls; 25-77 years old; 7 males) underwent phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging to quantify cerebrospinal fluid dynamics...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Danielle Southerst, Brian Budgell, Claire Bombardier, Gillian Hawker
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a growing health problem and a leading cause of disability and loss of independence in older adults. It is usually caused by age-related degenerative narrowing of the spinal canals leading to compression and ischemia of the spinal nerves and symptoms of neurogenic claudication. Limited walking ability is the dominant functional impairment caused by LSS. Animal studies suggest increased blood flow to the spinal nerves and spinal cord with superficial paraspinal electrical stimulation...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Chan Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND : Spinal stenosis is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal, with mechanical compression of spinal nerve roots. The latter may cause low back pain and/or leg pain, as well as neurogenic claudication. Epidural steroid injection is commonly used to treat patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), but percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis has been utilized when symptoms prove refractory. Our goal was to assess the relationship between improvement shown on epidurogram and subjective patient response to adhesiolysis...
September 20, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Kevin Phan, Ralph J Mobbs
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is one of the surgical procedures for the relief of chronic back pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication in patients with degenerative lumbar spine disease that is refractory to conservative therapy, low-grade spondylolisthesis and pseudo arthrosis. Over the past half century, both the surgical techniques and instrumentation required for ALIF have changed significantly. In particular, the designs of ALIF cage and the materials used have evolved dramatically, the common goal being to improve fusion rates and optimize clinical outcomes...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Beatriz Mansilla, Alberto Isla, Carlos Pérez-López, María Román-de Aragón, Jorge Zamorano, Javier Giner
OBJECT: A series of 18 patients with symptomatic synovial cysts was analysed from May 2009 to November 2013. Different approaches were performed for their removal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 18 patients, 8 men and 10 women, aged between 50 and 77 years. An analysis was made of the variables including age, gender, symptoms, imaging studies, histopathology, surgery, follow-up, complications, and clinical outcome. RESULTS: An articular synovial cyst was diagnosed in 17 cases, and a ganglion in one cases...
September 5, 2016: Neurocirugía
Mohammad J Hadianfard, Ali Aminlari, Arghavan Daneshian, Ali R Safarpour
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a major cause of debilitation in adults, and acupuncture is a recommended treatment. We assessed the effect of acupuncture on pain and quality of life in patients with LSS. Twenty-four patients with LSS who had symptoms of neurogenic claudication were randomly selected and underwent 10 sessions of acupuncture. Pain and quality of life were evaluated before and immediately after the intervention and 6 weeks later using a visual analogue scale and Short Form-36 Health Survey. Paired t tests and repeated measure tests were used to analyze the data...
August 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
W J Kitchen, Mohamed Mohamed, Manesh Bhojak, Martin Wilby
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the efficacy and long-term safety of a midline sparing decompression for patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). We specifically looked at the rate of re-operation with a lumbar fusion. Of the patients that did require a secondary fusion procedure, we examined retrospectively any risk factors (both clinical and radiological) that could have been identified pre-operatively to predict the necessity of a primary fusion procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data was collected prospectively within a single surgeon practice at our institution...
July 20, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Ahmed Kashkoush, Nitin Agarwal, Erin Paschel, Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Peter C Gerszten
INTRODUCTION: The development of adjacent-segment disease is a recognized consequence of lumbar fusion surgery. Posterior dynamic stabilization, or motion preservation, techniques have been developed which theoretically decrease stress on adjacent segments following fusion. This study presents the experience of using a hybrid dynamic stabilization and fusion construct for degenerative lumbar spine pathology in place of rigid arthrodesis. METHODS: A clinical cohort investigation was conducted of 66 consecutive patients (31 female, 35 male; mean age: 53 years, range: 25 - 76 years) who underwent posterior lumbar instrumentation with the Dynesys Transition Optima (DTO) implant (Zimmer-Biomet Spine, Warsaw, IN) hybrid dynamic stabilization and fusion system over a 10-year period...
2016: Curēus
Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, R Shane Tubbs, Daniel Ginat, Peter Grunert, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Olaide Ajayi, Jeni Page, Rod J Oskouian, David Hanscom
Lumbar stenosis has become one of the most common spinal pathologies and one that results in neurogenic claudication, back and leg pain, and disability. The standard procedure is still an open laminectomy, which involves wide muscle retraction and extensive removal of the posterior spinal structures. This can lead to instability and the need for additional spinal fusion. We present a systemized and detailed approach to unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression, which we believe is superior to the standard open laminectomy in terms of intraoperative visualization, postoperative stability, and degree of invasiveness...
2016: Curēus
Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Danielle Southerst, Brian Budgell, Claire Bombardier, Gillian Hawker
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causing neurogenic claudication is a leading cause of pain, disability and loss of independence in older adults. The prevalence of lumbar spinal stenosis is growing rapidly due to an aging population. The dominant limitation in LSS is walking ability. Postural, physical and psychosocial factors can impact symptoms and functional ability. LSS is the most common reason for spine surgery in older adults yet the vast majority of people with LSS receive non-surgical treatment...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Peter Cowley
Spinal stenosis is common and presents in a variety of forms. Symptomatic lumbar stenosis occurs in approximately 10% of the population and cervical stenosis in 9% over age 70. Imaging is central to the management decision process and first-choice MR imaging may be substituted with CT and CT myelography. A review of the literature is presented with particular emphasis on the clinical-radiologic correlation in both neurogenic intermittent claudication and cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Advanced techniques promise improvements, particularly with radicular compressive lesions, but remain underutilized in routine clinical practice...
August 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Hassanreza R Mohammadi, Parisa Azimi, Edward C Benzel, Sohrab Shahzadi, Shirzad Azhari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to elucidate independent factors that predict surgical satisfaction in lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery were grouped based on the age, gender, duration of symptoms, walking distance, Neurogenic Claudication Outcome Score (NCOS) and the stenosis ratio (SR) described by Lurencin. We recorded on 2-year patient satisfaction using standardized measure. The optimal cut-off points in SR, NCOS and walking distance for predicting surgical satisfaction were estimated from sensitivity and specificity calculations and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves...
September 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Kaveh Haddadi, Leila Asadian, Ahdie Isazade
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a chronic and prevalent disease that occurs in 10.8% of the general population, mostly in old age. We designed the first clinical trial study to compare the effects of administering the nasal salmon calcitonin spray and gabapentin in patients with LSS. In this clinical trial, 90 patients with symptoms of neurogenic claudication and magnetic resonance imaging-proven LSS were randomly assigned to nasal salmon calcitonin, gabapentin, or placebo treatments for eight weeks (30 participants in each group)...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Keng Lin Wong, Asrafi Rizki Gatam, Joel Louis Lim, Hee-Kit Wong
PURPOSE: This paper aims to describe the rare post-operative complication of a lymphocele formation after lateral lumbar interbody fusion. METHODS: The patient in this case was a 76-year-old lady with a 10 year history of low back pain and neurogenic claudication. She had previously underwent multiple spine surgeries for her condition. She presented to our institution for a recurrence of her low back pain and right anterior thigh pain. She then underwent surgery in two stages; first, a mini-open lateral interbody fusion at L3/4 and L4/5; second, posterior instrumentation of T3 to S1 with sagittal spinal deformity correction...
June 27, 2016: European Spine Journal
David J Wang, Stephen P Lownie, David Pelz, Sachin Pandey
Spinal synovial cysts are benign protrusions of facet joint capsules caused by degenerative spondylosis, most frequently involving the L4-5 level, and commonly lead to symptoms of back pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication. Although percutaneous treatment via facet joint steroid injection with cyst rupture can provide significant symptom relief, cyst rupture is not always achievable via an indirect trans-facet approach due to limited access from severe degenerative changes. In this case, we describe a successful approach to direct cyst access using a laser-guided navigational software in a patient with severe facet joint osteophytosis...
October 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
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