Local application of steroids following lumbar discectomy.

  title={Local application of steroids following lumbar discectomy.},
  author={Ronen Debi and Nachum Halperin and Yigal Mirovsky},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  volume={15 4},
In this prospective randomized clinical study, the effectiveness of epidural steroids to reduce pain following lumbar disc surgery was assessed. Sixty-one patients undergoing lumbar discectomy were included. They were assigned randomly to receive, immediately after removal of the disc, either 80 mg methylprednisolone acetate (Depomedrol) or the same amount (2 mL) of saline. Both were soaked in 2.5 x 2.5 cm of collagen absorbable hemostat (Instat) that was left on the decompressed nerve root… CONTINUE READING


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