Short- and Long-Term Outcome of Microscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery in Patients with Predominant Back or Predominant Leg Pain.

OBJECTIVE This study assessed whether predominant back pain (pBP) represents a negative outcome predictor in patients undergoing microscopic spine surgery without fusion for a lumbar disc herniation (LDH) or spinal stenosis (LSS). METHODS Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on consecutive patients with LDH or LSS at 2 centers. Patients… (More)