Driving reaction time before and after surgery for lumbar disc herniation in patients with radiculopathy

@article{Thaler2012DrivingRT,
  title={Driving reaction time before and after surgery for lumbar disc herniation in patients with radiculopathy},
  author={Martin Thaler and Ricarda Lechner and Bernhard Foedinger and Christian Haid and Pujan Kavakebi and Klaus Galiano and Alois Obwegeser},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={2259-2264}
}
Although patients scheduled to undergo lumbar disc surgery often ask when they are allowed to drive a motor vehicle again, there are no published recommendations on this subject. We conducted a prospective study in 46 consecutive patients (mean age 48.9 years) to determine driving reaction time (DRT) before and after surgery in patients with lumbar disc herniation. Of the patients 23 had left-side radiculopathy and 23 right-side radiculopathy. Driving reaction time as well as back and leg pain… CONTINUE READING
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