Preoperative Risk Factors for Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniation in L5-S1.

  title={Preoperative Risk Factors for Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniation in L5-S1.},
  author={Kyoung Tae Kim and Dong-Hyun Lee and Dae Chul Cho and Joo-Kyung Sung and Young-baeg Kim},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  volume={28 10},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Although numerous studies have reported on recurrent lumbar disk herniation (rLDH), few have reported on recurrence of L5-S1 level. PURPOSE We investigated whether the preoperative risk factors, such as disk degeneration, disk height, sagittal range of motion (sROM), width of L5 vertebral transverse process, and iliac crest height, have any effect on rLDH in L5-S1. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case control study. PATIENT SAMPLE A total of 467 patients were enrolled in… CONTINUE READING
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