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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6545361, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6545361
Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Controversies about Interspinous Process Devices in the Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spine Diseases: Past, Present, and Future”

1Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery A, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
2Department of Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Neurosurgical Clinic, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Alessandro Landi

Received 28 November 2016; Accepted 20 February 2017; Published 11 May 2017

Academic Editor: William B. Rodgers

Copyright © 2017 Alessandro Landi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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