LBP: Disc prosthesis surgery improves pain and disability compared to rehabilitation
Surgery with disc prosthesis versus rehabilitation in patients with low back pain and degenerative disc: two year follow-up of randomised studyBMJ. 2011 May 19;342:d2786. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2786
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179 patients were randomized to determine the efficacy of disc prosthesis surgery compared to non-operative rehabilitation in the treatment of low back pain. Pain and disability outcomes were evaluated over 2 years, along with return to work and mental health criteria. Results indicated that pain and disability measured through the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), visual analog scale, and SF-36 ph...
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