Percutaneous lumbar discectomy. Review of 100 patients and current practice.

  title={Percutaneous lumbar discectomy. Review of 100 patients and current practice.},
  author={Parviz Kambin and Jonathan L. Schaffer},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In a prospective study, 100 patients with 102 herniations of the nucleus pulposus at L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 and unremitting radicular pain were treated by percutaneous lumbar discectomy. Ninety-three patients were available for follow-up examination. Three patients had died, and four patients could not be located for this review, but all had been followed for more than one year postoperatively and were judged to have had an excellent result at the time of the last follow-up examination… CONTINUE READING

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