Posterior lumbar interbody fusion updated.

  title={Posterior lumbar interbody fusion updated.},
  author={R B Cloward},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • R B Cloward
  • Published 1985 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Based on over 45 years' experience in the surgical treatment of lumbar disc disease, it is recommended that the following operations be eliminated: the simple discectomy, which may cure the sciatica but not the back pain; the "decompressive laminectomy," which leaves the patient with painful instability and nerve-root scarring; and chemonucleolysis, which… CONTINUE READING