Randomized comparison of long-term outcome after unilateral or bilateral laminotomy versus laminectomy for decompression of lumbar spinal stenosis

Claudius Thomé, Gerrit A. Schubert, Reinhard Stier, Aldemar A. Hegewald & Peter Schmiedek
Objective: Limited decompression procedures have gained increasing importance in the treatment of acquired lumbar stenosis in recent years. Long-term comparative data, however, is lacking. The objective of this study was to prospectively compare the long-term outcome of unilateral laminotomy with contralateral[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]