Seven- to 20-year outcome of lumbar discectomy.

  title={Seven- to 20-year outcome of lumbar discectomy.},
  author={George Loupasis and Konstantinos Stamos and Pavlos G. Katonis and George S. Sapkas and Dimitrios S. Korres and George Hartofilakidis},
  volume={24 22},
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, follow-up study. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of conventional surgery for lumbar disc herniation over an extended period of time and to examine factors that might correlate with unsatisfactory results. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although the short-term results of lumbar discectomy are excellent when there is a proper patient selection, the reported success rates in the long-term follow-up studies vary, and few factors have been implicated for an… CONTINUE READING

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