LaBan MM, Imas A: “Young” lumbar spinal stenotic: Review of 268 patients younger than 51 years. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003;82:69–71.
Historically, most patients with the lumbar spinal stenosis have been older than 66 yr when initially diagnosed; however, with a growing awareness of this entity, it is increasingly being identified at an earlier age. A 5-yr retrospective review of hospital records was initiated to determine the frequency of lumbar spinal stenosis in a population of patients of <51 yr of age. Of 2751 patients admitted with this diagnosis, 268 (9.8%) were <51 yr of age.