Analysis of preoperative prognostic factors in first-time surgery for lumbar disc herniation, including Finneson's and modified Spengler's score systems.

@article{Manniche1994AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of preoperative prognostic factors in first-time surgery for lumbar disc herniation, including Finneson's and modified Spengler's score systems.},
  author={Claus Manniche and Karsten H Asmussen and H Vinterberg and E B Rose-Hansen and J Kramh\oft and Alan Jordan},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={110-5}
}
In a retrospective study, 18 preoperative demographic and physical variables were evaluated for their preoperative prognostic value in 261 patients, following first-time lumbar disc surgery. Special reference was given to the Spengler and Finneson index-scores. "Low Back Pain Rating Scale" was used as the outcome assessment instrument. Comprehensive statistical analysis was undertaken in order to separate only the contingently independent variables. Gender was a highly significant prognostic… CONTINUE READING