SICOT2018: Better perioperative measures and patient satisfaction with endoscopic vs open discectomy
A META-ANALYSIS OF ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY VERSUS OPEN DISCECTOMY FOR SYMPTOMATIC LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION
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9 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis, which compared outcomes between endoscopic discectomy and open discectomy in patients undergoing treatment for lumbar disc herniation. For perioperative measures, endoscopic discectomy was significantly favoured for both blood loss and length of hospital stay. Postoperatively, patient satisfaction rates were significantly higher i...
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