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09-MAY-2012 AREF MUHAMED ABU-SHAWER 72 YEARS
SEVERE LUMBAR CANAL STENOSIS L2-3, L3-4 AND L4-5.
patient came to the clinic 10-December-2011
complaining of LBP with bilateral sciatica for
one year with intermittent claudication after
walking more than 100 meters. MRI lumbar
spine performed 01-November-2011 showing severe
lumbar canal stenosis at L3-4 and L4-5.
patient then came 14-April-2012 reporting that
his condition is deteriorating and cannot walk
more than 200 meters.
examination, the patient is limping with scoliotic
stance. SLRS was 95 degrees both sides without
pain. Dorsi and planterflexion both feet was -4/5.
requested and done 14-April-2012 showing severe
lumbar canal stenosis L2-3, L3-4 and L4-5.
Decompressive laminectomy of
L3,4 and lower half of L2 and upper half of L5.
Foraminotomy L3,4 5 roots both sides. All the
compressive elements were eliminated.
closure of the wound. Smooth postoperative
recovery. Normalization of the power of both
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The patient has
progressive lumbar canal stenosis. The earlier
the surgical decompression the better the
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