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Table 5 Indication for surgery

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

Type of surgery (Number and %) Indication for surgery Number % of patients to category (Primary or Redo) % of patients to all cases
Primary surgery (28 cases 80%) Lumbar canal and foraminal stenosis 21/28 75% 60%
Spondylolisthesis 26/28 92.9% 74.3%
Lumbar disc prolapse 5/28 17.9% 14.3%
Redo surgery (7 cases 20%) Restenosis and /or inadequate decompression 4/7 57.1% 11.4%
Spondylolisthesis 6/7 85.7% 17.1%
Failed instrumentation 2/7 28.6% 5.7%