Day surgery for cervical microdiscectomy: is it safe and effective?

  title={Day surgery for cervical microdiscectomy: is it safe and effective?},
  author={H R Silvers and P. J. Lewis and L S Suddaby and Harold L. Asch and David E Clabeaux and Leslie E. Blumenson},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  volume={9 4},
The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cervical discectomy with fusion performed on an outpatient basis. The experimental group (50 consecutive patients) was studied prospectively and the outcomes were compared with 53 consecutive, retrospectively analyzed, admitted controls who underwent the same procedure. Outcomes for both groups were assessed by patient-response questionnaires and clinical examination. At follow-up times of 1.3 (outpatient) and 1.6… CONTINUE READING

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