Reoperations after first lumbar disc herniation surgery; a special interest on residives during a 5-year follow-up

@article{Hkkinen2007ReoperationsAF,
  title={Reoperations after first lumbar disc herniation surgery; a special interest on residives during a 5-year follow-up},
  author={Arja H H{\"a}kkinen and Ilkka Kiviranta and Marko Henrik Neva and Hannu J. Kautiainen and Jari J Ylinen},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={2 - 2}
}
BACKGROUND The overall rate of operations after recurrent lumbar disc herniation has been shown to be 3-11%. However, little is known about the rate of residives. Thus the aim of this study was to explore the cumulative rates of re-operations and especially residive disc herniations at the same side and level as the primary disc herniation after first lumbar disc herniation surgery and the factors that influence the risk of re-operations over a five year follow-up study. METHODS 166 virgin… CONTINUE READING

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