Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT): a randomized trial.

@article{Weinstein2006SurgicalVN,
  title={Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT): a randomized trial.},
  author={James N Weinstein and Tor D. Tosteson and Jon D. Lurie and Anna N. A. Tosteson and Brett Hanscom and Jonathan S. Skinner and William A. Abdu and Alan S. Hilibrand and Scott D. Boden and Richard A. Deyo},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2006},
  volume={296 20},
  pages={
          2441-50
        }
}
CONTEXT Lumbar diskectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed for back and leg symptoms in US patients, but the efficacy of the procedure relative to nonoperative care remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of surgery for lumbar intervertebral disk herniation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial, a randomized clinical trial enrolling patients between March 2000 and November 2004 from 13 multidisciplinary spine clinics in 11 US… CONTINUE READING

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