To investigate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) combined with osteoporosis.
Eighty patients with LSS combined with osteoporosis were divided into a control and PTED group, which received conventional transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and PTED, respectively. The surgical indications, incision visual analogue scale (VAS), lumbar and leg pain VAS, lumbar Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) and Oswestry disability index (ODI) scores, bone mineral density (BMD), and adverse reactions were observed.
Compared with the control group, in the PTED group, the operation time, bleeding loss and hospitalization duration, incision VAS scores at postoperative 12, 24 and 48 h and lumbar and leg pain VAS and lumbar ODI scores on postoperative 6 months were significantly decreased (P < 0.01), and the lumbar JOA score on postoperative 6 months was significantly increased (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in BMD between two groups (P > 0.05). Compared with the control group, in the PTED group, the total effective rate was significantly higher (P < 0.05), and the incidence of adverse reactions was significantly lower (P < 0.05).
PTED is safe and effective in the treatment of LSS combined with osteoporosis.