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Vol:3 Issue:3 Number:32 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #4769
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Microendoscopic and open discectomy effective in treating lumbar disc herniation


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OrthoEvidence. Microendoscopic and open discectomy effective in treating lumbar disc herniation. ACE Report. 2014;3(3):32. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4769

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Microendoscopic versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a prospective randomised study

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2011 Apr;19(1):30-4

Contributing Authors:
B Garg UB Nagraja A Jayaswal

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Dr. Garg discusses differences between microendoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy.

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112 patients with a single-level disc herniation were randomized to undergo either microendoscopic discectomy or open (fenestration/laminotomy) discectomy either posterior lumbar interbody fusion or posterolateral fusion, to compare the safety and efficacy of the treatment methods. Following radiographic and clinical evaluations over a 12 month period, the results indicated that radicular pain was...

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