Interlaminar or transforaminal MI versus open MD for lumbar disc herniation sciatica
Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysisEur Spine J. 2014 May;23(5):1021-43
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Evidence from 29 studies (n=4472), including 16 RCTs and 13 non-RCTs, was reviewed and, where possible, pooled to evaluate outcomes associated with 2 minimally invasive techniques (MI) and a conventional open microdiscectomy (MD) in the treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation. 21 studies compared interlaminar minimally invasive discectomy (ILMI) against MD, and estimates suggested no d...
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