Transforaminal full-endoscopic lumbar discectomy in obese patients.

  title={Transforaminal full-endoscopic lumbar discectomy in obese patients.},
  author={Jun Seok Bae and Sang-Ho Lee},
  journal={International journal of spine surgery},
BACKGROUND Obese patients are at risk of complications such as slower wound healing and increased infection rates after spinal surgery. Transforaminal full-endoscopic lumbar discectomy (ELD) has advantages over conventional microdiscectomy because it decreases perioperative complications and increases favorable clinical outcomes. No clinical studies have reported ELD in obese patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of transforaminal ELD in obese patients… CONTINUE READING