A survey of post-operative management for patients following first time lumbar discectomy

  title={A survey of post-operative management for patients following first time lumbar discectomy},
  author={Esther Williamson and Louise White and Alison B Rushton},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
This study aimed to identify current NHS physiotherapy practice following first time lumbar discectomy in the United Kingdom (UK) in order to inform future research priorities and design. Descriptive survey methodology was utilised employing a postal questionnaire. A total population sample was identified and questionnaires were posted to 87 NHS physiotherapy departments throughout the UK. Participants were senior physiotherapists working with spinal surgery patients. In the inpatient phase… CONTINUE READING

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