Surgical interventions for lumbar disc prolapse: updated Cochrane Review.

  title={Surgical interventions for lumbar disc prolapse: updated Cochrane Review.},
  author={J. N. Alastair Gibson and Gordon Waddell},
  volume={32 16},
STUDY DESIGN An updated Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of surgical interventions for the treatment of lumbar disc prolapse. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Disc prolapse accounts for 5% of low back disorders yet is one of the most common reasons for surgery. There is still little scientific evidence supporting some interventions. METHODS Use of standard Cochrane review methods to analyze all randomized controlled trials published up to January 1, 2007. RESULTS Forty… CONTINUE READING


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