Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Kissing Spine of Baastrup Syndrome: Is there Surgical Treatment?

Iñaki Arrotegui*

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Spain

*Correspondance to: IƱaki Arrotegui* 

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Aim: Baastrup's disease ("Kissing spine" or interspinous osteoarthritis) is a rare cause of low back pain and a peculiar variety of axial osteoarthritis. It is more prevalent in the elderly with no difference between sexes. Methods: We performed a retrospective study in patients older than 75 years diagnosed with Baastrup Syndrome. The series was composed of 15 patients operated on at the Virgen del Consuelo Hospital of the Vithas group in Valencia, Spain, the predominant symptom was lumbar pain. The variables studied were age, sex, symptoms, location, major comorbid conditions, and radiographic classification by fluoroscopy. Surgical technique was used (Interspinous U device), we used the Oswestry index and visual analogue scale of pain as evaluation instruments. Results: The Oswestry index and visual analog scale pain showed significant improvement in postoperative and obtained 95% of excellent results. Conclusion: After the evaluation of the results together with the satisfaction of the patients, we can show. That this surgical technique plays a very important role in a selected group of patients who do not find improvement in their pain with conventional techniques.


Arrotegui I. Kissing Spine of Baastrup Syndrome: Is there Surgical Treatment?. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3589..

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