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Surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with microdecompression and interspinous distraction device insertion. A case series

  • Avraam Ploumis1, 2Email author,
  • Pavlos Christodoulou2,
  • Dimitrios Kapoutsis2,
  • Ioannis Gelalis1,
  • Vasilios Vraggalas2 and
  • Alexander Beris1
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research20127:35

DOI: 10.1186/1749-799X-7-35

Received: 17 March 2011

Accepted: 25 October 2012

Published: 29 October 2012

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Archived Comments

  1. Need of a compartive study for efficacy

    2 December 2014

    Shashidhar Bangalore Kantharajanna, Bombay Hospital

    I read with great interest the manuscript by Avraam Ploumis et al; Surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with micro- decompression and interspinous distraction device insertion. A case series.I must congratulate the authors for this study. However, I would like to draw attention of authors and readers to the following:

    Two different therapeutic options of micro decompression and interspinous decompression have been used together in the study. Hence it will be difficult to evaluate and quantify whether the benefits gained out of the treatment are due to, which of the two therapies. A randomized comparative study, comparing the two different therapeutic modality with nonoperative treatment will be more informative.

    Competing interests

    I do not have any competing interests

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Departments of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Ioannina
(2)
Orthopaedic Department, 424 General Army Hospital

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