Effects of lumbar disc surgery on bone mineral density in women with lumbar disc disease.

Does Lumbar Disc Surgery Cause Female Osteoporosis? This prospective study evaluated 60 reproductive-age and post-menopausal women with lumbar disc disease to demonstrate the short-term effects of lumbar disc surgery on bone mineral density (BMD). Lumbar bone mineral density was measured preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Surgery was performed at only…

Lumbar Arthrodesis Complications

Lumbar Arthrodesis Complications in Older Patients Perioperative complications of posterior lumbar decompression and arthrodesis in older adults. Carreon LY, Puno RM, Dimar JR 2nd, Glassman SD, Johnson JR. Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. BACKGROUND: Lumbar arthrodesis is commonly done in elderly patients to treat degenerative spine problems. These patients may be at increased risk for…