Clinical experience with automated percutaneous discectomy.

  title={Clinical experience with automated percutaneous discectomy.},
  author={Seng Jin Yeo and Boon Keng Tay},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  volume={34 4},
This study was performed to evaluate a group of patients undergoing automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy. All patients had disc pathology at L4/L5 and L5/S1 documented on CT scan and/or MRI. The range of follow-up was between 3 months and 20 months. The average hospital stay was 2 days (range 1-3 days). A total of 21 patients underwent the procedure and 18 were available for assessment. Of these, 12 patients improved. Of the patients that did not, two subsequently underwent surgical… CONTINUE READING

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