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STUDY FINDS NEW MINIMALLY INVASIVE X STOP PROCEDURE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CURRENT THERAPIES FOR COMMON CAUSE OF LOW BACK PAIN

May 25, 2006
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According to a randomized, controlled, multicenter study published in the June issue of Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, a prestigious scientific journal published by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, patients suffering from degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with spondylolisthesis showed significantly greater improvement with a new, minimally invasive procedure, the X STOP Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD) System ("X STOP"), than with steroid injections and other non-operative treatments during a two-year follow-up period.
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