Objective assessment of reduced invasiveness in MED. Compared with conventional one-level laminotomy.

@article{Sasaoka2006ObjectiveAO,
  title={Objective assessment of reduced invasiveness in MED. Compared with conventional one-level laminotomy.},
  author={Ryuichi Sasaoka and Hiroaki Nakamura and Sadahiko Konishi and Ryuichi Nagayama and Eisuke Suzuki and Hidetomi Terai and Kunio Takaoka},
  journal={European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={577-82}
}
Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) has been accepted as a minimally invasive procedure for lumbar discectomy because of the small skin incision and short hospital stay required for this surgery. However, there are few objective laboratory data to confirm the reduced systemic responses in the early phase after this procedure. In order to substantiate the reduced invasiveness of MED compared to microdiscectomy (MD) or procedures involved in one-level unilateral laminotomy, the invasiveness of each… CONTINUE READING
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