Management of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: An evidence-based review

Augusto Covaro, Gemma Vilà-Canet, Ana García de Frutos, Maite T. Ubierna, Francesco Ciccolo, Enric Caceres

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© 2016 The author(s). ▪ Lumbar spinal stenosis has become one of the most disabling pathologies in the elderly population. ▪ Some additional conditions such as foraminal stenosis or degenerative spondylosis with a history of back pain and leg pain must be considered before treatment. ▪ A completely appropriate protocol and unified management of spinal stenosis have not yet been well defined. ▪ The objective of this literature review is to provide evidence- based recommendations reflected in the highestquality clinical literature available to address key clinical questions surrounding the management of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
JournalEFORT Open Reviews
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Management
  • Spinal stenosis


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