Interspinous devices and the treatment of lumbar spinal canal stenosis – Is there a valid alternative or only supplement to established operative techniques?

J. Gempt, M. Stoffel, N. Buchmann, A. Grams, B. Meyer & C. Stüer
Objective: Interspinous devices are increasingly used as an alternative and in addition to established operative therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis. Many different devices are in use. To date, the indication for interspinous devices and treatment outcome are still ambiguous. Methods: 63 patients [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]