Comparative radiologic evaluation of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy and open microdiscectomy: a matched cohort analysis.

@article{Lee2006ComparativeRE,
  title={Comparative radiologic evaluation of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy and open microdiscectomy: a matched cohort analysis.},
  author={Sang-Ho Lee and Seung-Eun Chung and Yong Sun Ahn and Tae-Hong Kim and J. Park and Song-Woo Shin},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={795-801}
}
BACKGROUND Only a few studies comparing percutaneous endoscopic discectomy and open discectomy have been reported in the literature. The purpose of this study was to compare the radiographic changes in patients treated with percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with those of patients treated with open lumbar microdiscectomy (OLM). METHODS A total of 30 patients who underwent PELD with a minimum three years of follow-up were randomly selected. To compare with the PELD group, 30… CONTINUE READING