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Table 2 Preoperative clinical presentation

From: Decompressive laminectomy with instrumented posterolateral fusion for degenerative lumbar disease in elderly, is it safe and beneficial?

Symptoms Number and percentage of patients Duration of symptoms (Range in months) Duration of symptoms (mean± SD)
LBP 35 (100%) 3 – 36 m 21.7±11.1 m
Radiculopathy 27 (77.1%) 1 – 30 m 11.1±7.9 m
Neurogenic claudication 21 (60%) 1 – 24 m 7.7±5.2 m