Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
264

Inclusion Criteria

Included in the NORspine registry
Operation in ≤2 lumbar levels with either open decompressive laminectomy, bilateral microdecompression or unilateral microdecompression for bilateral decompression in the time period between October 2006 and December 2011
Diagnosis of central lumbar spinal stenosis
Included in the NORspine registry
Operation in ≤2 lumbar levels with either open decompressive laminectomy, bilateral microdecompression or unilateral microdecompression for bilateral decompression in the time period between October 2006 and December 2011
Diagnosis of central lumbar spinal stenosis

Exclusion Criteria

Associated pathological entities such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis or scoliosis.
Discectomy as part of the decompression
Previous surgery in the lumbar spine
...
Associated pathological entities such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis or scoliosis.
Discectomy as part of the decompression
Previous surgery in the lumbar spine
History of lumbar fusion

Summary

Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Stenosis
Type
Observational
Design
  • Observational Model: Cohort
  • Time Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Inclusion Criteria

Included in the NORspine registry
Operation in ≤2 lumbar levels with either open decompressive laminectomy, bilateral microdecompression or unilateral microdecompression for bilateral decompression in the time period between October 2006 and December 2011
Diagnosis of central lumbar spinal stenosis
Included in the NORspine registry
Operation in ≤2 lumbar levels with either open decompressive laminectomy, bilateral microdecompression or unilateral microdecompression for bilateral decompression in the time period between October 2006 and December 2011
Diagnosis of central lumbar spinal stenosis

Exclusion Criteria

Associated pathological entities such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis or scoliosis.
Discectomy as part of the decompression
Previous surgery in the lumbar spine
...
Associated pathological entities such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis or scoliosis.
Discectomy as part of the decompression
Previous surgery in the lumbar spine
History of lumbar fusion

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02006901
Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Sasha Gulati, MD, PhD St. Olavs Hospital
  • Sasha Gulati, MD, PhD St. Olavs Hospital