AAOS 2016: The effect of movement restriction on re-herniation rate post lumbar discectomy
2-week vs. 6-week Postoperative Restrictions Following Lumbar Discectomy: A Prospective Randomized Control Study
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109 patients who underwent lumbar discectomy were included in the study and randomized to undergo either a 2 or 6-week motion restriction program postoperatively. The program restricted performing bending, lifting, or twisting tasks and the varying program lengths were implemented in order to determine if they had an effect on the rate of re-herniation. The results indicated that the incidence of ...
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