Reoperation Rates After Single-level Lumbar Discectomy.

@article{Heindel2017ReoperationRA,
  title={Reoperation Rates After Single-level Lumbar Discectomy.},
  author={Patrick Heindel and Alexander Tuchman and Patrick C Hsieh and Martin H Pham and Anthony D'Oro and Neil N Patel and Andre M Jakoi and Ray Hah and John C Liu and Zorica Buser and Jeffrey C Wang},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2017},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={E496-E501}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of national insurance billing database. OBJECTIVE To examine trends in reoperation after single-level lumbar discectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar discectomy is the most commonly performed procedure for treatment of radiculopathy caused by disc herniation. Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated the advantage of discectomy over nonsurgical treatment options, allowing for a more rapid reduction in symptoms. However, population-level data… CONTINUE READING
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