Herniectomy versus herniectomy with the DIAM spinal stabilization system in patients with sciatica and concomitant low back pain: results of a prospective randomized controlled multicenter trial

@article{Krappel2016HerniectomyVH,
  title={Herniectomy versus herniectomy with the DIAM spinal stabilization system in patients with sciatica and concomitant low back pain: results of a prospective randomized controlled multicenter trial},
  author={Ferdinand Krappel and Marco Brayda-Bruno and Giovanni Alessi and J Remacle and Luis Alberto Fallas L{\'o}pez and Jesus Javier Fern{\'a}ndez and Gianluca Maestretti and Christian W. A. Pfirrmann},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={865-876}
}
To investigate the short and medium term efficacy and patient outcomes of DIAM spinal stabilization system on back pain, disability, leg pain and quality of life. 165 patients were enrolled; 146 patients with a single level disc herniation (L2 to L5) were randomized: 75 investigational (herniectomy and DIAM) and 71 control (herniectomy alone) treated and followed up for 24 months. Significant improvements overtime (P < 0.001) in both groups but not significantly different between groups for… CONTINUE READING
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