Effectiveness of dynamic fixation Coflex treatment for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis
- Jun-Xi Zhang
- Xi-Wei Jing
- Ping Cui
- Xin He
- Ding-Jun Hao
- Shu-Jing Li
Published online on: November 13, 2017
Copyright: © Zhang et al.
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The aim of the present study was to examine the curative effect of dynamic fixation Coflex treatment for patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. In the present study, 78 patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis were recruited and divided equally into the control and observation groups. The control group was treated with traditional decompression fusion and the observation group received dynamic fixation Coflex system. Surgery and hospitalization were shorter in the observation group than in the control group. Intraoperative blood loss and drainage volume after surgery were significantly lower in the observation group compared to the control group. The treatment effective rate for the observation group was significantly higher. Visual analogue scale, Oswestry disability index and Japanese Orthopaedic Association pain and functional scores as well as postoperative vertebral canal area and adjacent segment quantitative scores improved after surgery in the two groups, but the observation group showed greater improvement. The curative effect of dynamic fixation Coflex treatment for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis demonstrates advantages over traditional surgery, including less trauma and bleeding, pain reduction, improved postoperative rehabilitation, and lower incidence of adjacent segment degeneration.