Minimally invasive discectomy versus microdiscectomy/ discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation

  title={Minimally invasive discectomy versus microdiscectomy/ discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation},
  author={Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar and Mohammad Reza Rasouli and Farhad Shokraneh and Maziyar Moradi-lakeh and Alex Vakaro and Mohsen Sadeghi-Naini},
  journal={Journal of Injury and Violence Research},
Abstract: Background: Lumbar discectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of a disc cushion that helps protect the spinal column. These cushions, called disks, separate the spinal vertebrae/bones. When one of the disks herniates (moves out of place) in patients with protruded disc, the soft gel inside pushes through the wall of the disk. The disk may then place pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that are coming out of the spinal column. The lumbar discectomy procedure remained basically… 

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