The Cochrane review of surgery for lumbar disc prolapse and degenerative lumbar spondylosis.

@article{Gibson1999TheCR,
  title={The Cochrane review of surgery for lumbar disc prolapse and degenerative lumbar spondylosis.},
  author={J. N. Alastair Gibson and Iain C Grant and Gordon Waddell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 17},
  pages={1820-32}
}
STUDY DESIGN A Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVES To collate the scientific evidence on surgical management for lumbar-disc prolapse and degenerative lumbar spondylosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Surgical investigations and interventions account for as much as one third of the health care costs for spinal disorders, but the scientific evidence for most procedures still is unclear. METHODS A highly sensitive search strategy identified all published randomized… CONTINUE READING
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