Outcome after microdiscectomy: results of a prospective single institutional study.

@article{Quigley1998OutcomeAM,
  title={Outcome after microdiscectomy: results of a prospective single institutional study.},
  author={Matthew R. Quigley and Jeffrey Bost and Joseph Charles Maroon and Amr M. Elrifai and M Panahandeh},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={263-7; discussion 267-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although lumbar microdiscectomy is one of the most frequently performed spinal procedures, little consensus exists in the literature regarding results. Whereas retrospective reports boast success rates as high as 98%, prospective studies are less sanguine with statistics in the 73-77% range. METHODS Prospective single-institution outcome study… CONTINUE READING