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American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
Brief Report: Demographics

“Young” Lumbar Spinal Stenotic: Review of 268 Patients Younger Than 51 Years

LaBan, Myron M. MD, MMSc; Imas, Alexander MD

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Abstract

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.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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