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Similar results seen with use of interspinous process device vs decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis

Similar results seen with use of interspinous process device vs decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis
May 4, 2016

CHICAGO — Insertion of standalone percutaneous interspinous process devices is safe and shows outcomes similar to decompressive surgery for patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic intermittent claudication, according to data presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, here.

“Aperius is not inferior to standard decompression after 24 months. Surgery is significantly less invasive and shorter, but you do have a higher reoperation rate at 24 months,” Bernhard Meyer, MD, said.

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