Preoperative Mental Health is not Predictive of Patient-reported Outcomes Following a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy.


STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To determine if preoperative mental health is associated with patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PROs are commonly used to quantify a patient's perceived health status. Recently, mental health has been theorized to… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000466