IJOCP | Volume 2015| Issue – April 2015| Page
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2015,      India [Click for Full details]  

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Abstract                                                                                                                 

Introduction: Lumbar canal stenosis manifests as lower limb claudication. It is assessed based on pre formed questionnaire. Diagnosis is based on clinical assessment and imaging analysis. It is treated by transforaminal lumbar canal foraminoplasty with use of holmium yag laser under local anesthesia. The treatment involves use of laser to excise  the soft tissue and tip of sap in the foramen. Study will give results of 28 cases done over last 4 years with minimum 3 year follow up.

 Results: There was a complete relief of pain in 90% . The claudication distance improved over 4 months time by about 400%. It is found that MRI analysis of the cases is not adequate as the soft tissue hypertrophy is not well appreciated in MRI images.

How to Cite this Abstract
Laser Assisted Foraminoplasty for Lumbar Canal Lateral Stenosis in Degenerative Spine. International Journal of Conference Proceedings. March 2015;(2015):53