The relation of matrix metalloproteinase 1, 2, 3 expressions with clinical and radiological findings in primary and recurrent lumbar disc herniations.

AIM In this study, our aim was to examine if matrix metalloproteinase expressions (MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3) in patients operated with a lumbar disc hernia diagnosis are different in terms of clinical and neuroradiological findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 80 patients treated with micro discectomy for lumbar disc hernia. Degeneration was scored… CONTINUE READING