Lumbar spinous process split decompression

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Shetty, A.P., Kanna, R.M., Avadhani, A. et al. Lumbar spinous process split decompression. Eur Spine J 19, 357–358 (2010).

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  • Micro decompression surgery
  • Lumbar spine
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Split spinous process