SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS OF RUPTURED INTERVERTEBRAL DISKS

@inproceedings{Dandy1942SERIOUSCO,
  title={SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS OF RUPTURED INTERVERTEBRAL DISKS},
  author={Walter Edward Dandy},
  year={1942}
}
Ruptured intervertebral disks are now known to be exceedingly common; they are, in fact, among the most frequent lesions treated surgically. Over 95 per cent of them are in the lumbar region, where they explain the overwhelming percentage of recurring pains low in the back plus sciatica in one or both legs. With rare exceptions it is now possible to diagnose and localize those in the lumbar region without spinal injections of iodized oil, air or other contrast medium or even without a lumbar… CONTINUE READING

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