Are lumbar synovial cysts a sign of segmental instability? A clinical evaluation in 40 patients

Martin Merkle, Gottlieb Maier, Marcos S. Tatagiba & Florian Roser
Objective: Lumbar synovial cysts are frequently associated with segmental degenerative changes. Radiculopathy is the leading clinical presentation. However signs of instability are frequently present or arise after surgical decompression. We evaluate a series of patients with lumbar synovial cysts to[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]