Treatment of sciatica. A comparative survey of complications of surgical treatment and nucleolysis with chymopapain.

@article{Bouillet1990TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of sciatica. A comparative survey of complications of surgical treatment and nucleolysis with chymopapain.},
  author={R. Bouillet},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1990},
  volume={251},
  pages={144-52}
}
  • R. Bouillet
  • Published 1990 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Chymopapain in the treatment of sciatica by chemonucleolysis has become widespread in the United States and Europe since the approval of this drug for general use by the Food and Drug Administration. Potentially, the increased use of this drug by surgeons with relatively little experience could be expected to cause an increase in the complication rate. This report analyzes the results of a questionnaire sent to surgeons in 316 departments who have recently treated a total of 43,662 patients… CONTINUE READING

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