For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Traditional Laminectomy Provides Greater Quality of Life and is More Cost-Effective than Insertion of the X-Stop® Interspinous Distractor Device

A randomized controlled trial of the X-Stop® interspinous distractor device and open laminectomy in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Both procedures improved the patients’ quality of life; however, overall, laminectomy gave patients a better quality of life and was also more cost-effective.