Decompression and luque rectangle fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis

Benjamin D. Knox, James C. Harvell, Paul B. Nelson, Edward N. Hanley

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Detailed follow-up at an average of 21.3 months is reported for 24 patients undergoing decompression and fusion with the Luque rectangle as a tension band device for spinal stenosis secondary to degenerative spondylolisthesis. Leg pain and back pain were improved at rates of 91% and 90%, respectively. The average distance walked increased from 1.1 blocks preoperatively to 6.8 blocks postoperatively. The fusion rate was 96%, and minimal slip progression was observed. The instrumentation is simple to perform and appears to have few complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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