The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
The analysis of long-term surgical results following anterior lumbar interbody fusion from the data of patient¸s questionnaire
Masahiko KANAMORI[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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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.

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