Serial changes in trunk muscle performance after posterior lumbar surgery.

@article{Gejo1999SerialCI,
  title={Serial changes in trunk muscle performance after posterior lumbar surgery.},
  author={Ryuichi Gejo and Hisao Matsui and Yoshiharu Kawaguchi and Hirokazu Ishihara and Haruo Tsuji},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={1023-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Serial changes in trunk muscle performance were prospectively studied in 20 patients who underwent posterior lumbar surgery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of back muscle injury on postoperative trunk muscle performance and low back pain, to clarify the significance of minimization of back muscle injury during surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The current investigators have reported examination of iatrogenic back muscle injury in an animal model and in humans. However… CONTINUE READING

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