2004 Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 132-138
This study reports the outcome of the patient's questionnaire (based on JOA score except the item of SLR test: total 27 points) for the surgical results of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). Of 243 patients, 156 patients who replied to the questionnaire (returned rate, 64.2%) were investigated as the subjects of this study. The postoperative questionnaire score for the patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis was significantly low compared with the patients with disc herniation (p<0.005), especially in the evaluation items of the leg symptom and walking (p<0.01). The author discussed the possibility that ALIF did not solve the segmental spinal stenosis associated with the posterior compression factor.