Diagnostic approach in instability and irritative state of a “lumbar motion segment” following disc surgery—Failed back surgery syndrome

@article{Markwalder1989DiagnosticAI,
  title={Diagnostic approach in instability and irritative state of a “lumbar motion segment” following disc surgery—Failed back surgery syndrome},
  author={PD Dr. med. Th. -M. Markwalder and H. -J. Reulen},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={1989},
  volume={99},
  pages={51-57}
}
A diagnostic protocol for patients with suspected instability and irritative state of a “lumbar motion segment” following lumbar disc surgery is presented and the results of internal fixation are analyzed. In this group of patients the clinical picture and physical signs may be quite distinct and suggestive of instability and irritation of a “lumbar motion segment”, however, in isolation, they do not allow to decide upon surgery. Radiological studies favour a decision for surgery only in cases… CONTINUE READING

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