Reduced operative and recovery times for patients with prolapsed disks undergoing MAPN
Comparison of a minimally invasive procedure versus standard microscopic discotomy: a prospective randomised controlled clinical trialEur Spine J. 2009 Jul;18(7):992-1000. Epub 2009 Apr 10.
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100 patients diagnosed with prolapsed discs were randomized to receive either the minimally invasive microscopic assisted percutaneous nucleotomy (MAPN) or the standard microscopic discotomy (MC). The MAPN procedure has been proposed to reduce surgical and recovery times when compared to the standard MC procedure. This study assessed if MAPN reduced both surgical and recovery times and if it was d...
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