In addition to exercise therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and education were used in two trials.10,12 All the surgeries were decompressive laminectomies. ODI was used as outcome measurement in all the 3 trials, physical function of SF-36 was used in two trials.9,12 All the trials reported side effects.
The incidence of postoperative instability in thoracolumbar spine can involve up to 25% of patients receiving two or more levels of laminectomies  and postoperative deformity affects 9.4% of patients undergoing laminectomy compared to 3% of laminotomy patients .
To date, this is the first reported case of the surgical management of a holocord epidural abscess (extending 20 vertebral levels) through level-skipping laminectomies. It is also the first reported case of these laminectomies being performed via an alternating-side unilateral approach for this condition.
In one study out of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, silver-impregnated dressings outperformed gauze dressings in a group of patients undergoing laminectomies. The Silverlon dressings reduced both postoperative deep and superficial infections.