Patients' expectations and satisfaction in lumbar spine surgery.

@article{Toyone2005PatientsEA,
  title={Patients' expectations and satisfaction in lumbar spine surgery.},
  author={Tomoaki Toyone and Tadashi Tanaka and Daisuke Kato and Ryutaku Kaneyama and Makoto Otsuka},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 23},
  pages={2689-94}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective consecutive series. OBJECTIVE To determine patient expectations in lumbar spine surgery and assess the level of fulfillment of those expectations. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Little has been offered in the literature in specific regards to lumbar spine surgery. METHODS Ninety-eight patients, 49 patients who underwent discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (Group 1) and 49 patients who underwent laminotomy for lumbar spinal stenosis (Group 2), completed the self… CONTINUE READING

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