Clinico-diagnostic assessment of the severity of degenerative damage of the lumbosacral spine

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A novel scale for objective assessment of the severity of degenerative damage of the lumbosacral spine has been elaborated. For the period from 2002 to 2007, 292 patients with this condition were operated on at the Department of Spinal Surgery, N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery RAMS. With the help of the scale under discussion, analysis was performed in patients with disk herniation of the lumbosacral spine (194 patients), vertebral canal stenosis (57), spondylolisthesis (23), and combined degenerative damage (18). A qualification scheme for the lumbosacral spine degenerative damage, based on the developed multidimensional assessment scale, has been proposed.

 

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N. A. Konovalov

N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

I. N. Shevelev

N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

V. N. Kornienko

N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

A. G. Nazarenko

N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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