Predictors of bad and good outcomes of lumbar disc surgery. A prospective clinical study with recommendations for screening to avoid bad outcomes.

@article{Junge1995PredictorsOB,
  title={Predictors of bad and good outcomes of lumbar disc surgery. A prospective clinical study with recommendations for screening to avoid bad outcomes.},
  author={Astrid Junge and Jiri J. Dvorak and Susanne Ahrens},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={460-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Patients were assessed by independent research teams in six different spine centers after indication for discectomy was established. Six- and twelve-month follow-ups were performed. OBJECTIVES Objectives of this study were to determine somatic subjective symptoms, objective signs, sociodemographic, and psychological factors that influence the outcome of lumbar disc surgery, as well as to develop a screening checklist and score of reliable predictors to distinguish bad and good… CONTINUE READING

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